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The Brothers Karamazov
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defile -- as in: it was defiled
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • Tell me, can he be allowed to go on defiling the earth?
  • Miuesov was on the point of shouting, but he suddenly checked himself, and said with contempt, "You defile everything you touch."
  • Man, do not pride yourself on superiority to the animals; they are without sin, and you, with your greatness, defile the earth by your appearance on it, and leave the traces of your foulness after you—alas, it is true of almost every one of us!

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  • They defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it.
  • He believes any non-Muslim in Saudi Arabia defiles the holy land.

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