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sacrilege

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Definition disrespect of something others consider important or sacred
  • They consider it sacrilege to depict Muhammad in a drawing.
sacrilege = disrespect of something sacred
  • What is considered freedom of expression in the United States can be illegal in parts of Europe or sacrilege in the Middle East.
  • sacrilege = disrespect of something sacred
  • things which it would be sacrilege to disturb, such as tombs.
    Homer  --  Collection Of Hesiod, Homer and Homerica
  • I have felt it to be a sacrilege to divert a brain which is capable of the highest original research to any lesser object.
    Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan  --  The Lost World
  • According to all Janie had been taught this was sacrilege so she sat without speaking at all.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • sacrilege = disrespect of something others consider important or sacred
  • Sally said I was a sacrilegious atheist.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye
  • sacrilegious = disrespectful of something others consider sacred
  • We let in only those we knew had come to the table for salvation, not sacrilege.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • sacrilege = disrespect of something others consider important or sacred
  • It would be sacrilege to try to.
    William Faulkner  --  As I Lay Dying
  • sacrilege = disrespectful of something others consider sacred
  • Most sacrilegious murder hath broke ope
    The Lord's anointed temple, and stole thence
    The life o' the building.
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • sacrilegious = disrespectful of something others consider important — especially something sacred
  • I know you wouldn't consider anything so sacrilegious.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • sacrilegious = disrespectful of something others consider important or sacred
  • Malachy, fresh from the speakeasy himself, felt insulted and wanted to argue with the priest, one sacrilege on top of another.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela's Ashes
  • sacrilege = an act disrespectful of something others consider sacred
  • Don't be sacrilegious.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • sacrilegious = disrespectful of something others consider important
  • Don't talk sacrilege.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • sacrilege = disrespect of something others consider important — especially something sacred
  • Sacrilege and lies!
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • sacrilege = disrespect of something others consider important or sacred
  • No; for I saw God's justice placed in the hands of Benedetto, and should have thought it sacrilege to oppose the designs of providence.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Will the just man or citizen ever be guilty of sacrilege or theft, or treachery either to his friends or to his country?
    Plato  --  The Republic
  • The thing smacked of the back stairs anyway—a sordid little comedy perhaps, but to have tried it on Joan was nothing less than sacrilege.
    London, Jack  --  Adventure
  • Now, even though I commit a sacrilege, I must speak to you.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  Ten Years Later
  • Thwackum was resolved a crime of this kind, which he called sacrilege, should not go unpunished.
    Fielding, Henry  --  The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
  • There was an appearance of sacrilege, in her eyes, in the act of appropriating these things to herself.
    Cooper, James Fenimore  --  Autobiography of a Pocket-Handkerchief

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