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sacrilege
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disrespect of something others consider important or sacred
  • 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.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (41% in)

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