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desecrate
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Anna Karenina
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  • For a long while he could say nothing, not so much because he was afraid of desecrating the loftiness of his emotion by a word, as that every time he tried to say something, instead of words he felt that tears of happiness were welling up.
  • He could not admit that he was mistaken then, for his spiritual condition then was precious to him, and to admit that it was a proof of weakness would have been to desecrate those moments.

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  • They desecrated the cemetery on Halloween night.
  • This is the house of God and I will not live to see it desecrated.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart

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