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profane
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • It was against this general "confession" that the opponents of "elders" protested, maintaining that it was a profanation of the sacrament of confession, almost a sacrilege, though this was quite a different thing.
  • This made him angry, and he said something profane about the church.

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  • Her father had a way of undermining his sister’s lectures on the innate superiority of any given Finch: he always told his daughter the rest of it, quietly and solemnly, but Jean Louise sometimes thought she detected an unmistakably profane glint in Atticus Finch’s eyes, or was it merely the light hitting his glasses?
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • It seems profane somehow—the world clean, the air warm—when scores of young men lay cold in their coffins, waiting to return to the earth.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes

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