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profane
used in Henry IV, Part 2

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Definition
showing no respect for something thought of as sacred
  • By heaven, Poins, I feel me much to blame, So idly to profane the precious time, When tempest of commotion, like the south Borne with black vapour, doth begin to melt And drop upon our bare unarmed heads.
    2.4 — Act 2 Scene 4 — London. The Boar's-head Tavern in Eastcheap (92% in)
  • Question your royal thoughts, make the case yours; Be now the father and propose a son, Hear your own dignity so much profaned, See your most dreadful laws so loosely slighted, Behold yourself so by a son disdain'd; And then imagine me taking your part And in your power soft silencing your son: After this cold considerance, sentence me; And, as you are a king, speak in your state What I have done that misbecame my place, My person, or my liege's sovereignty.
    5.2 — Act 5 Scene 2 — Westminster. The palace (67% in)
  • I have long dream'd of such a kind of man, So surfeit-swell'd, so old, and so profane; But, being awaked, I do despise my dream.
    5.5 — Act 5 Scene 5 — A public place near Westminster Abbey (36% in)

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