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defile -- as in: it was defiled
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Brave New World
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  • Like maggots they had swarmed defilingly over the mystery of Linda’s death.
  • It poisoned me; I was defiled.
  • It was simple and, since both Helmholtz and the Savage were dreadfully pained by the shattering and defilement of a favourite poetic crystal, extremely effective.

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  • They defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it.
  • He believes any non-Muslim in Saudi Arabia defiles the holy land.

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