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  • I was still horrified that I was physically capable of such blasphemy.   (source)
    blasphemy = something said or done that is disrespectful of something considered sacred
  • Behind her Jace muttered something that sounded distinctly blasphemous.   (source)
    blasphemous = disrespectful of something considered sacred
  • ...his voice thundered, and we fell back in horror at the blasphemy he uttered.   (source)
    blasphemy = something said that is disrespectful of something considered sacred -- especially God or religion
  • Fortune-telling is for lunatics and old women. History is the stronger science, for it has the virtue of certainty without the vice of blasphemy.   (source)
    blasphemy = disrespectful of something considered sacred
  • What you're saying is blasphemy?'   (source)
  • To small children, though, the idea of praising God in a tent was confusing, to say the least. It seemed somehow blasphemous.   (source)
  • ORK: Brothers, I've talked with the Great Destroyer!
    FIRST PRIEST: Blasphemy! It is written: “Ye shall not see my face.”   (source)
    blasphemy = something said that is disrespectful of something considered sacred
  • But we cannot reach it without disturbing our ancestors, a blasphemy Plumpka will not permit.   (source)
    blasphemy = disrespectful of something considered sacred
  • "'Ask and it shall be given,' the Bible says. But it ain't so." I felt blasphemous even to think it, much less say it out loud.   (source)
  • Such declarations are blasphemy and an abomination to the Lord God in heaven, Señor Shaw.   (source)
  • This is both theft and blasphemy.   (source)
  • It is a blasphemy against the true Image of God, and hateful in the sight of God.   (source)
  • He is the way, and all this beseeching and suchlike is blasphemy.   (source)
    blasphemy = disrespectful of sacred religious belief
  • To test the steel of our Truth against the blasphemies of Science!   (source)
    blasphemies = things against God or religion
  • It verges on--blasphemy.   (source)
    blasphemy = disrespectful of something considered sacred
  • A thousand bawdy, or even blasphemous, jokes do not help towards a man's damnation so much as his discovery that almost anything he wants to do can be done, not only without the disapproval but with the admiration of his fellows, if only it can get itself treated as a Joke.   (source)
  • And this foul mouth stands there bringing more ill fortune with his blasphemies.   (source)
    blasphemies = disrespect of that which is sacred
  • We're working side by side for something that unites us--beyond blasphemy and prayers.   (source)
    blasphemy = disrespect of something considered sacred
  • Old staid members of the congregation had sometimes raised objections:  it was blasphemous, they said, to make this guy out of Our Lord's betrayer; but he had said nothing and let the practice continue - it seemed to him a good thing that the world's traitor should be made a figure of fun.   (source)
    blasphemous = disrespectful of something considered sacred
  • That's middle class blasphemy.   (source)
    blasphemy = something said or done that is disrespectful of something considered sacred
  • In her shame she drove him out with blasphemy and hatred, she pursued him down the corridor and hurled objects down the stairs.   (source)
    blasphemy = disrespectful of something considered sacred
  • In the morning Henry was aroused by fervid blasphemy that proceeded from the mouth of Bill.   (source)
    blasphemy = something said or done that is disrespectful of something considered sacred
  • This is blasphemy, Dorian!   (source)
  • His roaring curses of the first part of the fight had changed to a blasphemous chatter.   (source)
    blasphemous = disrespectful of something considered sacred
  • a pious work, for which Jekyll had several times expressed a great esteem, annotated, in his own hand, with startling blasphemies.   (source)
    blasphemies = something said disrespectful of something considered sacred
  • ...it seemed blasphemous not to thank God.   (source)
    blasphemous = disrespectful of something sacred
  • "...there is no just God that governs the earth righteously, but a God of lies, that bears witness against the innocent."
    There was a general shudder at this blasphemy.   (source)
    blasphemy = something said that is disrespectful of something considered sacred
  • His presence made it both the field of blood and of blasphemy.   (source)
    blasphemy = disrespectful of something considered sacred such as a religion
  • "who dares insult us with this blasphemous mockery?"   (source)
    blasphemous = disrespectful of something considered sacred
  • I imagined my surrender, imagined closing my eyes and recanting my blasphemies.†   (source)
  • Muslims widely considered it blasphemous and it provoked so much outrage that it seemed people were talking of little else.†   (source)
  • Mom got upset at Dad's blasphemy, reached her foot over to the driver's side, and stomped on the brake.†   (source)
  • Don't be blasphemous!†   (source)
  • He couldn't bring himself to say anything out loud after this realization, and the lighter moment only seconds earlier suddenly seemed like pure blasphemy.†   (source)
  • And then it occurred to her, in a brief and blasphemous flash: she didn't want to know how they felt.†   (source)
  • 'Twas an outrageous piece of blasphemy.†   (source)
  • When it was written, the Empire decried it as blasphemy and burned the author, Heslant the Monk.†   (source)
  • Probably blasphemous—but hey, if Ra didn't have a sense of humor, that was his problem.†   (source)
  • It is a blasphemy upon your tongue.†   (source)
  • Aunt Prue gasped; that was blasphemy as far as she was concerned.†   (source)
  • Lestat said something blasphemous and gave him the rosary...†   (source)
  • He gave her a distant smile, raising his hand with all his fingers extended, and without saying a word he left the house and faced the shouts, insults, and blasphemies that would follow him until he left the town.†   (source)
  • Wouldn't you just expect some theological prodigy driving a blasphemous Pontiac station wagon to bring us his religious view packaged in a country-western song.†   (source)
  • Leto suddenly recalled a thing Gurney Halleck had said once, seeing a picture of the Baron: " 'And I stood upon the sand of the sea and saw a beast rise up out of the sea ....and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.'†   (source)
  • They had rescued a wineskin from among the ruins, which Pedro Garcfa divided three ways: a third to wash the injured man's body, a third for Esteban to drink, and the other third he drank parsimoniously himself before beginning to set Esteban's bones, one by one, patiently and calmly, pulling here, adjusting there, putting each one back in its proper place, splinting them, wrapping them in strips of sheet to keep them immobile, mumbling litanies to the healing saints, invoking good luck and the Virgin Mary, and putting up with the screams and blasphemies of Esteban Trueba, without ever altering his beatific blind man's expression.†   (source)
  • That's blasphemous!†   (source)
  • Two blasphemies, Matron noted.†   (source)
  • There was no prayer, no bended knee or sackcloth supplication in those words, but a blasphemous fireball that shot forth and went smashing against the gates of heaven, raging and kicking, demanding to be heard.†   (source)
  • It seemed horribly inappropriate if not blasphemous in some way.†   (source)
  • When Tomas first positioned his scalpel on the skin of a man asleep under an anesthetic, then breached the skin with a decisive incision, and finally cut it open with a precise and even stroke (as if it were a piece of fabrica coat, a skirt, a curtain), he experienced a brief but intense feeling of blasphemy.†   (source)
  • Instead, I related to them the story of Moody's blasphemy.†   (source)
  • Perhaps they see a use for your sorrowful blasphemy.†   (source)
  • There are godly men aboard this ship who would tear out your tongue for speaking such blasphemies.†   (source)
  • The very notion probably struck people like Evelyn Collier or Eugenia Wilcox as blasphemous, but she'd long since come to view Evelyn and Eugenia and their ilk as dinosaurs, clinging to a world that no longer existed.†   (source)
  • He had never heard such shocking blasphemies before, and he wondered with instinctive logic why G-men did not appear to lock the traitorous old man up.†   (source)
  • When Jean Louise and her brother were children, Atticus had occasionally drawn them a sharp distinction between mere scatology and blasphemy.†   (source)
  • There was to be no "leaning" at prayers, no lying, blasphemy, fornication, drunkenness, or picking locks.†   (source)
  • The first shock was her frank blasphemy.†   (source)
  • No. I mean, is there no mourning in the home of the bereaved that such blasphemy is permitted?†   (source)
  • Speaking against the Great Romance was blasphemy!†   (source)
  • I have to admit it feels really wrong (is it blasphemy?) to actually write those words down.†   (source)
  • It took her a moment to recover her eyesight; she had never known what was meant by blasphemy or what one felt on encountering it; she knew it now.†   (source)
  • Blasphemous dog, you have earned the distinction of being my first victim of the day!†   (source)
  • But because we were at a military college, the war became an article of religious faith and to question it was an unforgivable blasphemy.†   (source)
  • Still, there were no shops or markets, only an auto repair shop, a country inn, and a couple of churches where the infidels worshiped their blasphemous version of God.†   (source)
  • "That's a blasphemy," said Liza.†   (source)
  • If you are right that it is a Divine Avenger, I would say that it smacks of blasphemy to try to tackle it.†   (source)
  • I honestly do not see how they could expect to escape retribution when they have committed such a blasphemy for so many years in the sight of Christians.†   (source)
  • He grins at this blasphemy and Edmund has to laugh.†   (source)
  • You know everything, you divine everything, Yurochka, you are my strength and my refuge, God forgive me the blasphemy.†   (source)
  • God is not here, Hannah said to herself; and made a small cross upon her breastbone, against her blasphemy.†   (source)
  • Again, had the thought not been blasphemous, he would have thought that it was the Lord who had led him into this theater to show him an example of the wages of sin.†   (source)
  • Fusing science and God is the ultimate scientific blasphemy.   (source)
    blasphemy = disrespect of something considered sacred
  • God's knowledge surpasses science, and it's blasphemous for you to say otherwise, young lady.   (source)
    blasphemous = disrespectful of something considered sacred
  • The stuff of heretics—blasphemous!   (source)
  • ...giving vent to an inspiration of horrid blasphemy, and now shouting forth such laughter as set all the echoes of the forest laughing like demons around him.   (source)
    blasphemy = disrespect of something considered sacred
  • It was a huge thought, awesome ....and yet also frightening, with undertones of guilt and blasphemy.†   (source)
  • Subversion, sedition, blasphemy, heresy, all rolled into one.†   (source)
  • Chani put a hand to her mouth, shocked to numb silence by the blasphemy pouring from Paul's lips.†   (source)
  • Well, this sound like blasphemy sure miff.†   (source)
  • I can't help it, I was blasphemous from a child.†   (source)
  • It was as if the universe understood this and was trying to prevent the blasphemy of my going.†   (source)
  • I am representing good Muslims and we all think your girls' school is haram and a blasphemy.†   (source)
  • The Justin I knew would never have condoned such blasphemy.†   (source)
  • I desire that blasphemous Mark on your forehead.†   (source)
  • When I told you that I didn't want you, it was the very blackest kind of blasphemy.†   (source)
  • He listened to the blasphemies and wondered if he was dying.†   (source)
  • I decide to do something dangerous, rebellious, perhaps even blasphemous.†   (source)
  • You, my son, committing blasphemy, and before his parents!†   (source)
  • In a stinging confidential reply of January 1793, Jefferson called them "blasphemies."†   (source)
  • We are in his temple; I will not have you utter such blasphemy here.†   (source)
  • King Prusias requires only his blasphemous sword as the final proof of your allegiance.†   (source)
  • It is blasphemy to scatter a man's blood on unholy ground, the farmers chanted.†   (source)
  • If you say this man speaks blasphemy, let your voice be heard!†   (source)
  • Matron understood he was intent on blasphemy; in case the arachnid was God, he was killing God.†   (source)
  • And yet her fornication and her blasphemy branded her a sinner in the reckoning of our religion.†   (source)
  • Blasphemy is Sebastian Morgenstern's creed.†   (source)
  • Do not dare to mention blasphemy where the children can hear, Gabriel Marez!†   (source)
  • A blasphemy was, as had been impressed upon me often enough, a frightful thing.†   (source)
  • The old man glared, his lips moving as if working up the spittle to chastise her for such blasphemy.†   (source)
  • "The question is," Justin continued, "blasphemous against what?†   (source)
  • It's always important, and very important indeed if it is a Blasphemy.†   (source)
  • Who was this child — this Blasphemy — you were with yesterday?' he shouted.†   (source)
  • But Blasphemies are not treated the same way as Offences.†   (source)
  • I have drunk with many of you, and know you to be as blasphemous as the rest of mankind.†   (source)
  • It would be a kind of imported blasphemy.†   (source)
  • Then your very being must ache at this blasphemy they have wrought!†   (source)
  • I made a whispered, not entirely blasphemous invocation, "Jesus Christ, have mercy."†   (source)
  • That would be blasphemy now.†   (source)
  • They don't change because you got born into a family with no dad, or because your father is a misguided, permissive preacher who lets you drive around in a car that screams blasphemy.†   (source)
  • And why have you propped her here in some grotesque manner, as if tempting the gods to strike you down for your blasphemy?†   (source)
  • The flash opened up into something larger, an even more blasphemous notion that her brain contained too much.†   (source)
  • It's blasphemy, pure and simple.†   (source)
  • He must guide me through the necessary lessons, if there were any more real lessons, and I must tolerate in him a frame of mind which was blasphemous to life itself.†   (source)
  • He called the Blasphemy Law a "black law," a phrase which was repeated by some of our TV anchors to stir things up.†   (source)
  • In Pakistan we have something called the Blasphemy Law, which protects the Holy Quran from desecration.†   (source)
  • Defeated, he at last lost his temper at lunch on Monday, and while he choked back insults and blasphemies and was about to explode, she put the meat knife to her throat, without dramatics but with a steady hand and eyes so aghast that he did not dare to challenge her.†   (source)
  • Who could understand the awful darkness that swirls there, the pride like pylons, the titanic blasphemy, the unholy glee?†   (source)
  • Dante was trying to explain faith, I think, as an overpowering love, and maybe it's blasphemous, but that's how I think of the way that I love you.†   (source)
  • "Euron's blasphemies will bring down the Drowned God's wroth upon us all," Aeron had prophesied, back on Old Wyk.†   (source)
  • It was heresy, blasphemy, to think that he could convince the farmers to abandon their fields and the merchants their shops ....and yet ....and yet what was the alternative but slavery or death?†   (source)
  • "It is blasphemy," Jia agreed.†   (source)
  • I saw that the plebe system was destroying the ability or the desire of the freshmen to use the word I. I was the one unforgivable obscenity, and the boys intrepid enough to hold fast to this extraordinary blasphemy found themselves excised from the body of the Corps with incredible swiftness.†   (source)
  • The dwarves eyed her with disapproval, and Eragon heard one grumble, "....blasphemy that any but Durgrimst Quan should wield the huthvir."†   (source)
  • It immediately pinpointed the exact location of the summoner and, though it had to tuck its broad shoulders to pass through the narrow entrance to the dell, it charged straight in, intent on appeasing its curiosity and then killing the blasphemous fool that dared utter its name aloud.†   (source)
  • I am unbaptized, a nest for demons: how could she know what germs of blasphemy and unfaith were breeding in me?†   (source)
  • A blasphemous name.†   (source)
  • There were rumors his successor intended to keep him on in some capacity—blasphemy in a service that regarded regular turnover at the top almost as a matter of religious doctrine—but officially his future was unclear.†   (source)
  • Fermina Daza, whose straightforward character had become more subtle with the years, seized on her husband's casual words, and months after the robbery she returned to the ships from Curacao and bought a royal Paramaribo parrot, who knew only the blasphemies of sailors but said them in a voice so human that he was well worth the extravagant price of twelve centavos.†   (source)
  • The chaplain felt most deceitful presiding at funerals, and it would not have astonished him to learn that the apparition in the tree that day was a manifestation of the Almighty's censure for the blasphemy and pride inherent in his function.†   (source)
  • My will was squelched in the spittle of an alien race, and all because I had committed this blasphemy of thought—that there might be the hand of the gods in a stranger's intervention.†   (source)
  • Mr. Underwood, who in his time had published memorial verses of indeterminate variety, said he still couldn't print this because it was blasphemous and didn't scan.†   (source)
  • No. It would only be blasphemy to say they didn't exist if they were real," said Mau, keeping his voice level.†   (source)
  • I should explain that, though Grandpa never mentioned their preachin' service anymore or invited anybody to come, (,old Sassy knew the blasphemy was still going on.†   (source)
  • He felt a sightless, heedless fury, part-horror, part-pleasure-the horror of committing an act he would never dare confess to anyonethe pleasure of committing it in blasphemous defiance of those to whom he would not dare confess it.†   (source)
  • Said it was blasphemy.†   (source)
  • It was almost no trick at all, he saw, to turn vice into virtue and slander into truth, impotence into abstinence, arrogance into humility, plunder into philanthropy, thievery into honor, blasphemy into wisdom, brutality into patriotism, and sadism into justice.†   (source)
  • It is when the alien hand pollutes the source of will, when a stranger force of violence shatters the mind's calm resolution, this is when a man is made to commit the awful treachery of relief, commit in his thought the unspeakable blasphemy of seeing the hand of the gods in this alien rupture of his world.†   (source)
  • But my mind, as I have said, was brimful of Scripture, and some lines from Ephesians just then seemed to issue of their own accord in response to his blasphemy.†   (source)
  • It is blasphemy.†   (source)
  • My mother said the Marez clan was full of freethinkers, which was a blasphemy to her, but my father only laughed.†   (source)
  • I request you, Thomas of Hunter, supreme commander of the Forest Guard, to defend our truth against this blasphemy in a fight to the death.†   (source)
  • In that moment of blasphemy the wind swirled around me and drowned my words, and the heavens trembled with thunder.†   (source)
  • Nevertheless, it is said that this man has also spread the poison of blasphemy against Elyon throughout the Southern Forest in these past two years.†   (source)
  • Blasphemy.†   (source)
  • "Blasphemous, yes," Justin said.†   (source)
  • So there has been a Deviation; and deviation, any deviation from the true image is blasphemy — no less.†   (source)
  • Isn't this blasphemous?†   (source)
  • In a quiet, ordinary voice he said to me: 'You know, David, concealment of a Blasphemy — not reporting a human deviation — is a very, very serious thing.†   (source)
  • Usually there was only some small thing wrong, but however much or little was wrong it was an Offence, and if it happened among people it was a Blasphemy — at least, that was the technical term, though commonly both kinds were called Deviations.†   (source)
  • I knew them by heart, just as I knew others elsewhere in the house, which said things like: THE NORM IS THE WILL OF GOD, and, REPRODUCTION IS THE ONLY HOLY PRODUCTION and, THE DEVIL IS THE FATHER OF DEVIATION, and a number of others about Offences and Blasphemies.†   (source)
  • The thief heard the bearded man's chatter without noticing the words, merely catching here and there a single phrase—some blasphemous outcry—that stayed with him, briefly, as a minor irritant, like a small segment of some flat-voiced fieldbird's song, teasing him almost but not quite to curiosity.†   (source)
  • He perpetuated the great blasphemy of having his students read the New York Times instead of the Charleston News and Courier.†   (source)
  • He was talking of Buddhism and Accelerationism, and of the days of the binding, and Hellwell, and the blasphemies of Lord Siddhartha in the city of Mahartha by the sea.†   (source)
  • Like most people, Sophie rarely remembered dreams for long in vivid or significant detail, but this dream was so violently, unequivocally and pleasurably erotic, so blasphemous and frightening, and so altogether memorable, that much later she was able to believe (with a touch of facetiousness which only the passage of time could permit) that it might have scared her away from thoughts of sex all by itself, quite aside from bad health and mortal despair ... After leaving Emmi's room she had made her way downstairs and then fallen into a heap on her pallet.†   (source)
  • A tall, thin woman, probably in her forties, dressed decidedly un-Iranian in a western style business suit with a knee-length skirt, her head blasphemously uncovered, Helen regarded us with sympathetic eyes.†   (source)
  • He was alone: he spoke aloud, but in a low voice, in order to feel the unreality of this blasphemy.†   (source)
  • "In the first place, it is blasphemous and drivel," she said.†   (source)
  • You to figure you're supposed to be rich, it is plain blasphemy.†   (source)
  • Let us commit any blasphemy of laughter and criticism rather than exude this lily-sweet glue; and cover him with phrases, I cried.†   (source)
  • There was a kind of blasphemy in it.†   (source)
  • But the honest, courageous, horizon-searching sufferer insists that his deeds have been good; whereupon the comforter, Elihu, charges him with blasphemy, as naming himself more just than God.†   (source)
  • The boy had no doubt conveyed to her my words of blasphemy, for she talked with me for hours, warning me that I would burn forever in the lake of fire.†   (source)
  • She looked furtively around her, as the treacherous, blasphemous thoughts rushed through her mind, fearful that someone might find them written clearly upon her face.†   (source)
  • You have revealed every other sin of which you are capable: sloth, and ingratitude, and irreverence and blasphemy.†   (source)
  • "Speak up, don't mumble, say, 'It's a fact, it's a blasphemous fact,' " the Boss insisted, still pointing the ringer.†   (source)
  • He can be taught to enjoy kneeling beside the grocer on Sunday just because he remembers that the grocer could not possibly understand the urbane and mocking world which he inhabited on Saturday evening; and contrariwise, to enjoy the bawdy and blasphemy over the coffee with these admirable friends all the more because he is aware of a "deeper", "spiritual" world within him which they cannot understand.†   (source)
  • I must have sounded reekingly blasphemous, for Granny said, "Shut up, you!" and leaned forward promptly to chastise me with one of her casual,back-handed slaps on my mouth.†   (source)
  • "Oh, obscenity them," Primitivo said with an absolute devoutness of blasphemy, tears in his eyes and his cheeks twitching.†   (source)
  • Oh, Rhett, that's blasphemous!†   (source)
  • For the physical world, though it exists and its existence cannot be denied without blasphemy, is never cause, it is only result, only symptom, it is the clay under the thumb of the potter and we—" He stopped, the gleam which had started up fitfully in the pale eyes flickered out, the hands which had lifted to gesticulate sank.†   (source)
  • There are words for all the vile words in English and there are other words and expressions that are used only in countries where blasphemy keeps pace with the austerity of religion.†   (source)
  • As we proceeded with it, I marveled at the fact of its lightness, and once the fancy flitted into my mind that he was not in the coffin at all, that it was empty, and that all the affair was a masquerade or mock show carried to ludicrous and blasphemous length, for no purpose, as in a dream.†   (source)
  • Each word was a blasphemy, and there were many words.†   (source)
  • If I might say so, there is something almost blasphemous in this horror of the elements.†   (source)
  • —A bloody ape, Cranly repeated with emphasis, and a blasphemous bloody ape!†   (source)
  • To be enraged with a dumb thing, Captain Ahab, seems blasphemous.†   (source)
  • Charles burst out into blasphemies: "I hate your God!"†   (source)
  • Laughter and singing in particular seemed to her like a blasphemy, in face of her sorrow.†   (source)
  • Others are so blasphemous as to compare the scaffold of Louis XVI.†   (source)
  • said he, "which can convert Scripture into blasphemy, mingling poison with our necessary food!†   (source)
  • That is a blasphemous comparison, Dr. Stockmann!†   (source)
  • There be base and weakling imitations left, but no true blasphemy.†   (source)
  • 'But this is gross blasphemy!' cried the Church of England.†   (source)
  • Oh, oh,—Impiety and blasphemy to hunt him more!†   (source)
  • Talk not to me of blasphemy, man; I'd strike the sun if it insulted me.†   (source)
  • He had been accustomed to eat it himself, as it seemed blasphemous to throw it away, but Philip's keen appetite relieved him from the duty.†   (source)
  • Hated and scorned for your blasphemy!†   (source)
  • Vinteuil felt that at heart her friend was not altogether bad, not really sincere when she gave vent to those blasphemous utterances.†   (source)
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