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profane
used in Measure for Measure

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Definition
showing no respect for something thought of as sacred
  • We cannot weigh our brother with ourself: Great men may jest with saints: 'tis wit in them; But, in the less, foul profanation.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — Another room in the same (69% in)
  • If it please your honour, I know not well what they are; but precise villains they are, that I am sure of; and void of all profanation in the world that good Christians ought to have.
    2.1 — Act 2 Scene 1 — A hall in ANGELO'S house (21% in)

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