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blasphemy
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Definition something said or done that is disrespectful of something considered sacred — especially God or religion
  • The government of the Muslim nation monitors major websites for blasphemy.
blasphemy = disrespect of something considered sacred
  • It's hard to believe that even in the 21st century, high school teachers in the country are still occasionally imprisoned and/or lashed for blasphemy.
  • blasphemy = disrespect of something considered sacred
  • To small children, though, the idea of praising God in a tent was confusing, to say the least. It seemed somehow blasphemous.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • blasphemous = disrespectful of something considered sacred
  • God's knowledge surpasses science, and it's blasphemous for you to say otherwise, young lady.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • blasphemous = disrespectful of something considered sacred
  • A thousand bawdy, or even blasphemous, jokes do not help towards a man's damnation so much as his discovery that almost anything he wants to do can be done, not only without the disapproval but with the admiration of his fellows, if only it can get itself treated as a Joke.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • blasphemous = disrespectful of something considered sacred
  • And this foul mouth stands there bringing more ill fortune with his blasphemies.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • blasphemies = disrespect of that which is sacred
  • Clement's letter claimed that God had visited him in a vision and warned him that the Knights Templar were heretics guilty of devil worship, homosexuality, defiling the cross, sodomy, and other blasphemous behavior.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • blasphemous = people who are disrespectful of things commonly considered sacred
  • ...it seemed blasphemous not to thank God.
    Henry James  --  The Turn of the Screw
  • blasphemous = disrespectful of something sacred
  • Such declarations are blasphemy and an abomination to the Lord God in heaven, Señor Shaw.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • blasphemy = disrespectful of something considered sacred
  • That's middle class blasphemy.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • blasphemy = something said or done that is disrespectful of something considered sacred
  • Fusing science and God is the ultimate scientific blasphemy.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • blasphemy = disrespect of something considered sacred
  • ...his voice thundered, and we fell back in horror at the blasphemy he uttered.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • blasphemy = something said that is disrespectful of something considered sacred — especially God or religion
  • She talk and she talk, trying to budge me way from blasphemy.
    Alice Walker  --  The Color Purple
  • blasphemy = disrespect of something considered sacred
  • Behind her Jace muttered something that sounded distinctly blasphemous.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • blasphemous = disrespectful of something considered sacred
  • But we cannot reach it without disturbing our ancestors, a blasphemy Plumpka will not permit.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • blasphemy = disrespectful of something considered sacred
  • It verges on—blasphemy.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • blasphemy = disrespectful of something considered sacred
  • This is both theft and blasphemy.
    David Almond  --  Clay
  • blasphemy = disrespectful of something considered sacred
  • It is a blasphemy against the true Image of God, and hateful in the sight of God.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • blasphemy = disrespectful of something considered sacred
  • What you're saying is blasphemy?'
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • blasphemy = disrespectful of something considered sacred
  • you bawling, blasphemous, incharitable dog!
    William Shakespeare  --  The Tempest
blasphemous = disrespectful of that which is sacred

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