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  • Where were these disgusting, sacrilegious recipes coming from?†   (source)
  • It was kofr, sacrilege, to think these thoughts.†   (source)
  • Sacrilege!" the priest yelled, emerging from the study and storming to the front door.†   (source)
  • IT IS A SACRILEGE FOR YOU TO BE HERE!†   (source)
  • Pot roast and gobi aloo: sacrilegious smells fill my kitchen.†   (source)
  • "That sounds a little sacrilegious," he warned.†   (source)
  • Every secret of the body was rendered up—bone risen through flesh, sacrilegious glimpses of an intestine or an optic nerve.†   (source)
  • Our dead fathers are weeping because of the shameful sacrilege they are suffering and the abomination we have all seen with our eyes.†   (source)
  • Another shock pulses through me: Defacing or destroying The Book of Shhh is sacrilege.†   (source)
  • It would be sacrilege to go skiing on high art!†   (source)
  • Besides, it would be sacrilege to eat the sweet-rice cake.†   (source)
  • Sacrilege.†   (source)
  • We let in only those we knew had come to the table for salvation, not sacrilege.†   (source)
  • For there is a tower there seventy-five feet high, filled with ashes, and there they push a man guilty of sacrilege or notorious for other crimes to destruction.†   (source)
  • Sacrilege and lies!†   (source)
  • Do you know the meaning of sacrilege?†   (source)
  • To the teachers this idea was sacrilege—it is not for just anyone to choose who can and cannot become a Shadowhunter.†   (source)
  • The most impious men, those who would disguise themselves as priests to say sacrilegious masses in Catarino's store, would go to church with an aim to see, if only for an instant, the face of Remedios the Beauty, whose legendary good looks were spoken of with alarming excitement throughout the swamp.†   (source)
  • —beseeched Lemry to prohibit Ellerby from driving it to meets, including those at our own school, and to put a major squelch on his sacrilegious antics whenever he is any way representing the school or the team.†   (source)
  • That looks sacrilegious to me.†   (source)
  • — As such I have vowed never to return home and be art of p that sacrilege.†   (source)
  • It was like a sacrilege.†   (source)
  • ' " Mahabouba's uncle wanted to help the girl, but his wife feared that helping someone cursed by God would be sacrilegious.†   (source)
  • "Lord, she's," Matron said, when she could finally speak, gasping at the sacrilegious word that threatened to choke her and which her mouth could no longer contain, "pregnant."†   (source)
  • But Fee, that's sacrilege!†   (source)
  • To paint over them was sacrilege.†   (source)
  • But that thought always gave me a fright, because even though I come from a family that was not particularly religious, I felt the idea of a divine intestine to be sacrilegious.†   (source)
  • It might be sacrilegious.†   (source)
  • 'And anything worth dying for,' answered the sacrilegious old man, 'is certainly worth living for.†   (source)
  • Such a sentiment from a historian or even from another Marine who had fought on Iwo Jima would be sacrilegious.†   (source)
  • What if the ideas that have always been considered sacrilegious aren't sacrilegious at all—just ideas we haven't come across before?†   (source)
  • Of all the things to lose ....It seemed almost sacrilegious to abandon the belt when so many creatures had died to fill it with energy.†   (source)
  • It's practically sacrilegious, even if the gadgets are just deadweight now.†   (source)
  • For Smith, walking into that barn must have been akin to entering a cathedral; telling Fitzsimmons that he could improve on his work must have felt like sacrilege.†   (source)
  • You pray to him who is your intercessor to the world—don't set this world adrift in your own time; would you rather it was my hand whose sacrilege wrenched it loose?†   (source)
  • A secular Jewish state in my father's eyes is a sacrilege, a violation of the Torah.†   (source)
  • And with the Gathering only a week away, he will scream sacrilege, so I want you to tell him with Rachelle present.†   (source)
  • I mean, it's probably sacrilegious or something to make that kind of comparison, but we couldn't help it.†   (source)
  • The remnant of violence, the emotion rising as a thin trembling within her, was not for the man she was going to see; it was a cry of protest against a sacrilege-against the destruction of what had been greatness.†   (source)
  • At first, the boys looked apprehensively at this outpouring of love and wondered if it was sacrilegious, until they noticed the canon himself joining wholeheartedly in the ovation.†   (source)
  • It's a kind of sacrilege, in modern times, that the walls be breached between the common soldier and the bureaucrats and clerks who send him to his death.†   (source)
  • The idea of completed man is the supreme vanity: the finished image is a sacrilegious myth.†   (source)
  • Whenever my mother allowed me to sit with Misty in church, we played a game where we'd close our eyes, open the hymnal, and then read the two titles with an ending of "in the bed," such as "Just As I Am in the bed" or "How Great Thou Art in the bed" It was Misty's game, recently learned from the so very mature Dean, and though it seemed a little sacrilegious, I couldn't help but shake with suppressed laughter, so desperate for the freedom to let it all out.†   (source)
  • After the Phocians plowed up consecrated ground at the temple of Apollo, the Amphictyonic council fined the sacrilegious offenders.†   (source)
  • The word "sacrilege" came to mind.†   (source)
  • The pure bright sacrilegious fire illuminated the grinning faces of the cadre, who had turned their faces toward the macabre light.†   (source)
  • Just saying those thoughts out loud would be labeled as sacrilege by my father.†   (source)
  • This was not only murder but sacrilege.†   (source)
  • And if He has turned His back on me, then I hate Him so that to show and prove my hatred I would commit the greatest sacrilege I could think of.†   (source)
  • To refuse to cash government savings bonds was fiduciary sacrilege so awful that the possibility never before had entered his head.†   (source)
  • as venerable as the Forest of Arden, seemed almost an act of sacrilege to me.†   (source)
  • It's just that we enter any contest we hear about: at the moment our hopes are centered on the fifty-thousand-dollar Grand Prize being offered to name a new brand of coffee (we suggested "A.M."; and, after some hesitation, for my friend thought it perhaps sacrilegious, the slogan "A.M!†   (source)
  • It's a kind of sacrilege.†   (source)
  • His work was not religious, it was sacrilegious!†   (source)
  • But I see she is laughing, enjoying the deliciously sacrilegious thought.†   (source)
  • They'd been made to commit sacrilegious acts involving reptiles.†   (source)
  • Owen and I hated the latter: in his view, they were SACRILEGIOUS; in my opinion, they were boring.†   (source)
  • The laughter and shrieks coming from inside our building, from the patio, felt sacrilegious.†   (source)
  • It's ...sacrilegious.†   (source)
  • But if Emile's face expressed an almost sacrilegious indignation at his friend's condition, the Bishop's expressed the grimace of the inconvenienced.†   (source)
  • Speaking with such good sense that to Fernanda he was like a sacrilegious parody of Jews among the wise men, the child described with precise and convincing details how the army had machine-gunned more than three thousand workers penned up by the station and how they loaded the bodies onto a two-hundred-car train and threw them into the sea.†   (source)
  • The countenances of many a parishioner reflected shock and insult, as if the Lord Jesus had just spat in their faces—to deem them sacrilegious.†   (source)
  • On only one occasion did she hover on the edge of public scandal, when the rumor circulated that Archbishop Dante de Luna had not died by accident after eating a plate of poisonous mushrooms but had eaten them intentionally because she threatened to expose him if he persisted in his sacrilegious solicitations.†   (source)
  • From this jumble of ideas came a sacrilegious thought that Tereza could not shake off: the love that tied her to Karenin was better than the love between her and Tomas.†   (source)
  • Before Grandpa could bless me out for being sacrilegious, I told him about getting run over by the train.†   (source)
  • Council members took an oath to defend and protect the united cities, punish violators of this oath, and inflict vengeance on sacrilegious despoilers of the temple.†   (source)
  • The myth of the General's unimpeachable rectitude was so strong on campus that the very idea seemed sacrilegious.†   (source)
  • When I wanted to sing some barbershop harmony, she called it sacrilegious, bein' Sunday, but finely I got her goin' on the pi-ana and we had us a real good time.†   (source)
  • Pig's eyes had glazed over with that feral, gauzy look he assumed whenever he invoked the image of Theresa in front of sacrilegious strangers in the room.†   (source)
  • Here in Viola's house, it seemed sacrilegious to stare at old photographs of nameless blacks, many of whom had died years before.†   (source)
  • "Sacrilege!" the old man yelped, banging his staff on the floor a few more times.†   (source)
  • They have no outlets now except themselves, and that's a sacrilege.†   (source)
  • Only the bishop himself could forgive a sacrilege like that.†   (source)
  • That's why they have different sins, the sacrilege, the mortal sin, the venial sin.†   (source)
  • That is what I thought about Owen's funeral: that it was a SACRILEGE for the Meanys to be there.†   (source)
  • Together, we should have gone out there in a blaze of obscenity and sacrilege.†   (source)
  • You talk of sacrilege!†   (source)
  • Most Holy Trinity, I offer Thee the most precious Body, Blood, Soul ....in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges, and indifferences ....The camerlegno already felt the physical pain setting in.†   (source)
  • Sacrilege!†   (source)
  • She told Aunt Elizabeth to take off all her clothes ....Oh, said Janine weakly, as if to protest this sacrilege....and Moira took off her own clothes and put on those of Aunt Elizabeth, which did not fit her exactly but well enough.†   (source)
  • Making Sacrilege Qurma.†   (source)
  • If you're lying you won't be in a state of grace for Confirmation tomorrow and that's the worst kind of sacrilege.†   (source)
  • IT IS A SACRILEGE FOR YOU TO BE HERE!†   (source)
  • The prefect and his assistant take the attendance and keep an eye on us so that they can give us a thump on the head in case we laugh during Benediction or commit any other sacrileges.†   (source)
  • Anything more smacks of sacrilege.†   (source)
  • I can't believe that I'm here inside a dark, gloomy chapel ready to commit complete sacrilege by stealing.†   (source)
  • Mikil wasn't one to tolerate such sacrilege, but Thomas had made his will clear, and so she spoke to him, not Justin.†   (source)
  • To my thinkin', thet's sacrilege.†   (source)
  • Hit ain't sacrilege.†   (source)
  • A blight on the reputation of the Institute, a living, breathing sacrilege against all the ideals for which this school stands.†   (source)
  • Outside the center there was a little church, I do not believe it was Catholic, I think it must have been Lutheran, but it don't matter—I had this idea that if I killed myself in this church, it would be the greatest sacrilege I could ever commit, le plus grand blaspheme, because you see, Stingo, I didn't care no more; after Auschwitz, I didn't believe in God or if He existed.†   (source)
  • To Scarlett, the very idea of saying such things to her own mother was almost sacrilegious.†   (source)
  • I felt almost sacrilegious riding along it on my bicycle in broad daylight.†   (source)
  • I remember: a sacrilegious church or some such object that gave the Bible brigade a howling spree.†   (source)
  • That was where his disapproval of slavery lay, and of his lusty and sacrilegious father.†   (source)
  • Sacrilegious though it might be, Scarlett always saw, through her closed eyes, the upturned face of Ellen and not the Blessed Virgin, as the ancient phrases were repeated.†   (source)
  • Not only was such an act sacrilegious in its nature, but it was fraught with peril.†   (source)
  • I said I looked upon it as a sacrilegious profanation to reward treachery, perhaps crime.†   (source)
  • that my sacrilegious fist should ever have been applied to the ear of the Lord's anointed!†   (source)
  • No, Emmanuel, I am but a man, and your admiration is as unmerited as your words are sacrilegious.†   (source)
  • She would have thought it rather sacrilegious to leave it off—as bad as forgetting her Bible or her collection dime.†   (source)
  • —Do you fear then, Cranly asked, that the God of the Roman catholics would strike you dead and damn you if you made a sacrilegious communion?†   (source)
  • She knelt in a pink flannel nightgown, her thin hair down her back, her forehead as full of horror as a mask of tragedy, while she identified her love for the Son of God with her love for a mortal, and wondered if any other woman had ever been so sacrilegious.†   (source)
  • Were they to say a worn out, and an abused, and a sacrilegious world, they might not be so far from the truth!†   (source)
  • This rag of scarlet cloth—for time, and wear, and a sacrilegious moth had reduced it to little other than a rag—on careful examination, assumed the shape of a letter.†   (source)
  • To drag a man in fetters into the grand illuminated temple of liberty, and call upon him to join you in joyous anthems, were inhuman mockery and sacrilegious irony.†   (source)
  • It was a wood of beeches and limes, with here and there a light silver-stemmed birch—just the sort of wood most haunted by the nymphs: you see their white sunlit limbs gleaming athwart the boughs, or peeping from behind the smooth-sweeping outline of a tall lime; you hear their soft liquid laughter—but if you look with a too curious sacrilegious eye, they vanish behind the silvery beeches, they make you believe that their voice was only a running brooklet, perhaps they metamorphose themselves into a tawny squirrel that scampers away and mocks you from the topmost bough.†   (source)
  • But when she saw that Pierre's sacrilegious words had not exasperated the vicomte, and had convinced herself that it was impossible to stop him, she rallied her forces and joined the vicomte in a vigorous attack on the orator.†   (source)
  • Meantime, Gabriel, ascending to the main-royal mast-head, was tossing one arm in frantic gestures, and hurling forth prophecies of speedy doom to the sacrilegious assailants of his divinity.†   (source)
  • "There are some of our people gathered about the body of M'Nab," was the answer; for it seemed sacrilegious in her eyes to tell a direct untruth under the awful circumstances in which she was placed.†   (source)
  • —can one hour have sufficed to prove to an architect that the work upon which he founded all his hopes was an impossible, if not a sacrilegious, undertaking?†   (source)
  • "And yet," said the Friar, resuming his demure hypocritical countenance, "I know not what penance I ought to perform for that most sacrilegious blow!†   (source)
  • According to all Janie had been taught this was sacrilege so she sat without speaking at all.†   (source)
  • To think of Milton changing the words in that poem seemed to him a sort of sacrilege.†   (source)
  • You talk as though my marrying Mr de Winter was a crime, a sacrilege against the dead.†   (source)
  • One doesn't love God and sacrilege impartially.†   (source)
  • I realised that out of the vanity of her heart she had spoken sacrilege.†   (source)
  • In your present state of mind, it would be a sacrilege.†   (source)
  • We cannot condone an outrageous sacrilege.†   (source)
  • On the following day "Sacrilege" appeared in the Banner and set the fuse.†   (source)
  • Except when one doesn't know that sacrilege has been committed.†   (source)
  • You'll be committing only a mean little indecency, but he's committed a sacrilege.†   (source)
  • Then he read aloud Toohey's column "Sacrilege" and asked him to state whether he had written it.†   (source)
  • Ellsworth Toohey is right, that temple is a sacrilege, though not in the sense he meant.†   (source)
  • He climbed up the stairs of the stoop, wondering whether lamp-lighters were ever disturbed by their own sacrilege or whether they were all goyim.†   (source)
  • For a moment the khaki mob was silent, petrified, at the spectacle of this wanton sacrilege, with amazement and horror.†   (source)
  • By the sacrilege of the refusal of the rite, however, the individual cut himself as a unit off from the larger unit of the whole community: and so the One was broken into the many, and these then battled each other—each out for himself—and could be governed only by force.†   (source)
  • So he preached to them, as he had always preached: with that rapt fury which they had considered sacrilege and which those from the other churches believed to be out and out insanity.†   (source)
  • The execution was not followed by any sacrilege to the church or defiling of holy vessels, but merely by a division of the Padre's stores and household goods.†   (source)
  • But for every evil, every sacrilege, Crime, wrong, oppression and the axe's edge, Indifference, exploitation, you, and you, And you, must all be punished.†   (source)
  • He was a sacrilege.†   (source)
  • And how sometimes she would not even come to the church, where her own husband was preaching, even on Sunday, and they would look at him and wonder if he even knew that she was not there, if he had not even forgot that he ever had a wife, up there in the pulpit with his hands flying around him and the dogma he was supposed to preach all full of galloping cavalry and defeat and glory just as when he tried to tell them on the street about the galloping horses, it in turn would get all mixed up with absolution and choirs of martial seraphim, until it was natural that the old men and women should believe that what he preached in God's own house on God's own day verged on actual sacrilege.†   (source)
  • Mammy cried out equally loudly at the sacrilege of soldiers being permitted to sleep on Miss Ellen's rug but Scarlett was firm.†   (source)
  • Sacrilege.†   (source)
  • On the morning of November 2 the New York Banner came out with the column "One Small Voice" by Ellsworth M. Toohey subtitled "Sacrilege."†   (source)
  • "Sacrilege" by Ellsworth M. Toohey—"The Churches of our Childhood" by Alvah Scarret—editorials, sermons, speeches, statements, letters to the editor, the Banner unleashed full-blast, photographs, cartoons, interviews, resolutions of protest, letters to the editor.†   (source)
  • And it was the Banner that had begun and ended the destruction of the Stoddard Temple.... The New York Banner, November 2, 1930—"One Small Voice"—"Sacrilege" by Ellsworth M. Toohey—"The Churches of our Childhood" by Alvah Scarret—"Are you happy, Mr. Superman?"†   (source)
  • "H'm!" said Jude, with a sense of sacrilege.†   (source)
  • Why, I can get him sent off to Siberia for that alone, if I like; it's sacrilege.†   (source)
  • I would certainly have done it if I had thought the state of her heart demanded the sacrilege.†   (source)
  • But he repented the sacrilege in the excitement of buying the materials for cocktails.†   (source)
  • "Sacrilege, certainly—certainly sacrilege," said the latter.†   (source)
  • —Would you, Cranly asked, in extreme danger, commit that particular sacrilege?†   (source)
  • And it's Siberia for sacrilege, isn't it?†   (source)
  • But you are not free enough yet to commit a sacrilege.†   (source)
  • —Priest, thou art bound to revenge such sacrilege.†   (source)
  • It is sacrilege to struggle against so many things, my Lord.†   (source)
  • Why, the sacrilege is the separation of two hearts formed by God for each other.†   (source)
  • It was a sacrilege; but he had got beyond heeding such a trifle now.†   (source)
  • To be driven by lovers—A king might envy us, and if we part them it's more like sacrilege than anything I know.†   (source)
  • To be sure, just as Herr Settembrini had put it so graphically, the comforts on an ocean liner allowed one only superficially to forget the real situation and its dangers, and there was, if he might be permitted to add a comment of his own, even a kind of frivolous provocation about that perfect comfort, somewhat like what the ancients called hubris (in his desire to please, he was even citing the classics)—"I am the king of Babylon," and that sort of thing—in a word, sacrilege.†   (source)
  • The sea gulls in their nests awoke and looked round in astonishment; a distant and solitary owl set up a midnight hoot, the tall cliffs frowned down majestically at the strange, unheard-of sacrilege.†   (source)
  • "You wanted to make the supper-table pretty; and you waited till my back was turned, and took the thing I set most store by of anything I've got, and wouldn't never use it, not even when the minister come to dinner, or Aunt Martha Pierce come over from Bettsbridge—" Zeena paused with a gasp, as if terrified by her own evocation of the sacrilege.†   (source)
  • Imagining the sweet surrender of her lips was a sacrilege, yet here, in spite of will and honor and shame, he was lost.†   (source)
  • And to use the word 'science' in those flop-eared limericks or whatever you call 'em— it's sacrilege!†   (source)
  • He had committed what was to him sacrilege, sunk his fangs into the holy flesh of a god, and of a white-skinned superior god at that.†   (source)
  • But if we regard it as an experiment, inspired by the fear of committing new sacrilege, then this number six becomes intelligible.†   (source)
  • Here, you—scarecrow!" he added, addressing the clerk at his side, "is it sacrilege or not, by law?'†   (source)
  • He swore he had a stone put up over it with the inscription: 'Here lies the leg of Collegiate Secretary Lebedeff,' and on the other side, 'Rest, beloved ashes, till the morn of joy,' and that he has a service read over it every year (which is simply sacrilege), and goes to Moscow once a year on purpose.†   (source)
  • He seemed to him to be conducting himself in a monstrous fashion, to be robbing him in a sort, and almost committing sacrilege.†   (source)
  • The priests took their places in front of the judge, and the clerk proceeded to read in a loud voice a complaint of sacrilege against Phileas Fogg and his servant, who were accused of having violated a place held consecrated by the Brahmin religion.†   (source)
  • There are natures in which, if they love us, we are conscious of having a sort of baptism and consecration: they bind us over to rectitude and purity by their pure belief about us; and our sins become that worst kind of sacrilege which tears down the invisible altar of trust.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • To see a woman of the town spit in the mayor's face was a thing so monstrous that, in his most daring flights of fancy, he would have regarded it as a sacrilege to believe it possible.†   (source)
  • Sacrilege!†   (source)
  • They had seen sacrilege unspeakable, and it behoved them to get away before the Gods and devils of the hills took vengeance.†   (source)
  • It appeared to me sacrilege so soon to leave the repose, akin to death, of the house of mourning and to rush into the thick of life.†   (source)
  • The time at length arrives when grief is rather an indulgence than a necessity; and the smile that plays upon the lips, although it may be deemed a sacrilege, is not banished.†   (source)
  • He observed that the butchers stalls contained neither mutton, goat, nor pork; and, knowing also that it is a sacrilege to kill cattle, which are preserved solely for farming, he made up his mind that meat was far from plentiful in Yokohama—nor was he mistaken; and, in default of butcher's meat, he could have wished for a quarter of wild boar or deer, a partridge, or some quails, some game or fish, which, with rice, the Japanese eat almost exclusively.†   (source)
  • On the one hand, highway robbery, fraud, deceit, violence, sensuality, homicide, all sorts of sacrilege, every variety of crime; on the other, one thing only, innocence.†   (source)
  • "If all Russians are in the least like you, it is sacrilege to fight such a nation," he said to Pierre.†   (source)
  • Elizabeth was sad and desponding; she no longer took delight in her ordinary occupations; all pleasure seemed to her sacrilege toward the dead; eternal woe and tears she then thought was the just tribute she should pay to innocence so blasted and destroyed.†   (source)
  • In 1649 the holy sacrament was profaned on two occasions a few days apart, in two churches in Paris, at Saint-Sulpice and at Saint-Jean en Greve, a rare and frightful sacrilege which set the whole town in an uproar.†   (source)
  • You talk of sacrilege!†   (source)
  • The course of the Father Confessor's arguments ran as follows: "Ignorant of the import of what you were undertaking, you made a vow of conjugal fidelity to a man who on his part, by entering the married state without faith in the religious significance of marriage, committed an act of sacrilege.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Oh, it would be a sacrilege.†   (source)
  • Most sacrilegious murder hath broke ope
    The Lord's anointed temple, and stole thence
    The life o' the building.   (source)
    sacrilegious = disrespectful of something others consider important -- especially something sacred
  • And since I know of no heroes about More to be praised than the truly devout And nothing at all with greater appeal Than the holy fervor of saintly zeal, So too nothing could be more odious Than the white-washed face of a zeal that's specious, Or these frank charlatans, seeking places, Whose false and sacrilegious double faces Exploit our love of God and make a game Of our reverence for Christ's holy name.†   (source)
  • The Phocians having ploughed up some consecrated ground belonging to the temple of Apollo, the Amphictyonic council, according to the superstition of the age, imposed a fine on the sacrilegious offenders.†   (source)
  • Behold the royal prophetess, the fair Cassandra, dragg'd by her dishevel'd hair, Whom not Minerva's shrine, nor sacred bands, In safety could protect from sacrilegious hands: On heav'n she cast her eyes, she sigh'd, she cried—†   (source)
  • Avarice, or Covetousness, which is the root of all harms, since its votaries are idolaters, oppressors and enslavers of men, deceivers of their equals in business, simoniacs, gamblers, liars, thieves, false swearers, blasphemers, murderers, and sacrilegious.†   (source)
  • you yourselves shall bear The guilt of blood and sacrilegious war: Thou, Turnus, shalt atone it by thy fate, And pray to Heav'n for peace, but pray too late.†   (source)
  • As a further provision for the efficacy of the federal powers, they took an oath mutually to defend and protect the united cities, to punish the violators of this oath, and to inflict vengeance on sacrilegious despoilers of the temple.†   (source)
  • THE NYMPH: (Her features hardening, gropes in the folds of her habit) Sacrilege!†   (source)
  • Thwackum was resolved a crime of this kind, which he called sacrilege, should not go unpunished.†   (source)
  • A burning torch lay on the ground near the first man whom the mule had thrown, by the light of which Don Quixote perceived him, and coming up to him he presented the point of the lance to his face, calling on him to yield himself prisoner, or else he would kill him; to which the prostrate man replied, "I am prisoner enough as it is; I cannot stir, for one of my legs is broken: I entreat you, if you be a Christian gentleman, not to kill me, which will be committing grave sacrilege, for I am a licentiate and I hold first orders."†   (source)
  • Such stupendous sacrilege as this, in robbing the true God of his honour, filled me with the greatest astonishment and reflection: which soon turning to rage and fury, I rode up to the image, and cut in pieces the bonnet that was upon his head with my sword, so that it hung down by one of the horns, while one of my men that was with me pulled at it by his sheep-skin garment.†   (source)
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