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Definitiongrossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred
- "What are you laughing at so profanely?" said Rosamond, with bland neutrality.Book 3 -- Waiting for Death (47% in)
- —it hinders profane language, and attaches a man to the society of refined females.Book 6 -- The Widow and Wife (70% in)
There are no more uses of "profane" in Middlemarch.
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