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defile
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The House of Mirth
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defile -- as in: it was defiled
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The House of Mirth
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  • Miss Bart caught the startled glance of Mr. Percy Gryce, whose own lips were never defiled by tobacco.
  • The thought unhallowed the memory of that last hour, made a mock of the word he had come to speak, and defiled even the reconciling silence upon which it fell.

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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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