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desecrate
used in The Mill on the Floss

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violate the sacred character of something
  • On the other hand, he entered with all the comprehension of a man who had known spiritual conflict, and lived through years of devoted service to his fellow-men, into that state of Maggie's heart and conscience which made the consent to the marriage a desecration to her; her conscience must not be tampered with; the principle on which she had acted was a safer guide than any balancing of consequences.
    7.2 -- Book 7 Chapter 2 -- St. Ogg's Passes Judgment (89% in)

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