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blasphemy
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War and Peace
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  • Laughter and singing in particular seemed to her like a blasphemy, in face of her sorrow.
  • And in the fifth verse of the same chapter: And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
  • Moreover, by applying the same system to the words quarante-deux, * which was the term allowed to the beast that "spoke great things and blasphemies," the same number 666 was obtained; from which it followed that the limit fixed for Napoleon’s power had come in the year 1812 when the French emperor was forty-two.
  • But the chief reason for not carrying out his intention to enter the army lay in the vague idea that he was L’russe Besuhof who had the number of the beast, 666; that his part in the great affair of setting a limit to the power of the beast that spoke great and blasphemous things had been predestined from eternity, and that therefore he ought not to undertake anything, but wait for what was bound to come to pass.
  • Thou dreamest that thou art wise because thou couldst utter those blasphemous words," he went on, with a somber and scornful smile.
  • You do not know Him, but He is here, He is in me, He is in my words, He is in thee, and even in those blasphemous words thou hast just uttered!" pronounced the Mason in a stern and tremulous voice.

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  • The government of the Muslim nation monitors major websites for blasphemy.
  • It’s hard to believe that even in the 21st century, high school teachers in the country are still occasionally imprisoned and/or lashed for blasphemy.

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