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desecrate
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The Mill on the Floss
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  • On the other hand, he entered with all the comprehension of a man who had known spiritual conflict, and lived through years of devoted service to his fellow-men, into that state of Maggie’s heart and conscience which made the consent to the marriage a desecration to her; her conscience must not be tampered with; the principle on which she had acted was a safer guide than any balancing of consequences.

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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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