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King Lear
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defile -- as in: it was defiled
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King Lear
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  • Mark the high noises; and thyself bewray, When false opinion, whose wrong thought defiles thee, In thy just proof repeals and reconciles thee.

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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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