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sacrilege
used in Frankenstein

3 uses
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Definition
disrespect of something others consider important or sacred
  • 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.
    Chapter 3 (22% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 3 (19% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 9 (41% in)

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