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desecrate
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The House of Mirth
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  • …with extravagant tastes and no money had better marry the first rich man she could get; but with the subject of discussion at his side, turning to him for sympathy, making him feel that he understood her better than her dearest friends, and confirming the assurance by the appeal of her exquisite nearness, he was ready to swear that such a marriage was a desecration, and that, as a man of honour, he was bound to do all he could to protect her from the results of her disinterestedness.

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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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