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blasphemy
used in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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Definition
something said or done that is disrespectful of something considered sacred — especially God or religion
  • a pious work, for which Jekyll had several times expressed a great esteem, annotated, in his own hand, with startling blasphemies.
    p. 66.7
blasphemies = something said disrespectful of something considered sacred
  • Hence the ape-like tricks that he would play me, scrawling in my own hand blasphemies on the pages of my books, burning the letters and destroying the portrait of my father; and indeed, had it not been for his fear of death, he would long ago have ruined himself in order to involve me in the ruin.
    p. 106.8

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