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defile
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Henry IV, Part 1
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defile -- as in: it was defiled
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Henry IV, Part 1
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  • There is a thing, Harry, which thou hast often heard of, and it is known to many in our land by the name of pitch: this pitch, as ancient writers do report, doth defile; so doth the company thou keepest: for, Harry, now I do not speak to thee in drink, but in tears; not in pleasure, but in passion; not in words only, but in woes also.

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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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