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  • Why, I can get him sent off to Siberia for that alone, if I like; it’s sacrilege.
  • Here, you—scarecrow!" he added, addressing the clerk at his side, "is it sacrilege or not, by law?’
  • "Sacrilege, certainly—certainly sacrilege," said the latter.
  • "Sacrilege, certainly—certainly sacrilege," said the latter.
  • "And it’s Siberia for sacrilege, isn’t it?"
  • But if we regard it as an experiment, inspired by the fear of committing new sacrilege, then this number six becomes intelligible.
  • He swore he had a stone put up over it with the inscription: ’Here lies the leg of Collegiate Secretary Lebedeff,’ and on the other side, ’Rest, beloved ashes, till the morn of joy,’ and that he has a service read over it every year (which is simply sacrilege), and goes to Moscow once a year on purpose.

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  • They consider it sacrilege to depict Muhammad in a drawing.
  • What is considered freedom of expression in the United States can be illegal in parts of Europe or sacrilege in the Middle East.

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