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profane
used in The Hound of the Baskervilles

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showing no respect for something thought of as sacred
  • Know then that in the time of the Great Rebellion (the history of which by the learned Lord Clarendon I most earnestly commend to your attention) this Manor of Baskerville was held by Hugo of that name, nor can it be gainsaid that he was a most wild, profane, and godless man.
    Chapter 2 — The Curse of the Baskervilles (15% in)

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