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Othello, the Moor of Venice
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profane
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Othello, the Moor of Venice
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  • What profane wretch art thou?
  • Thus do I ever make my fool my purse; For I mine own gain’d knowledge should profane If I would time expend with such a snipe But for my sport and profit.
  • —How say you, Cassio? is he not a most profane and liberal counsellor?

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  • Her father had a way of undermining his sister’s lectures on the innate superiority of any given Finch: he always told his daughter the rest of it, quietly and solemnly, but Jean Louise sometimes thought she detected an unmistakably profane glint in Atticus Finch’s eyes, or was it merely the light hitting his glasses?
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • It seems profane somehow—the world clean, the air warm—when scores of young men lay cold in their coffins, waiting to return to the earth.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes

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