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profane
used in Arrowsmith

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Definition
showing no respect for something thought of as sacred
  • With none of the profane observations on "medical peddlers" which had annoyed Digamma Pi, Martin studied the catalogue of the New Idea Instrument and Furniture Company, of Jersey City.
    Chapter 15 (0% in)
  • The astounded world, the astounded and profane Clif Clawson, had the spectacle of Martin in shiny pressed clothes, a painful linen collar, and an arduously tied scarf, accompanying Mrs. Fox and the chastely chattering Madeline to the Mohalis Methodist Church, to hear the Reverend Dr. Myron Schwab discourse on "The One Way to Righteousness."
    Chapter 5 (83% in)
  • Sondelius answered, in a profane and blotty scrawl, that he remembered with joy their Minneapolis vacation, that he disagreed with Entwisle of Harvard about the nature of metathrombin, that there was an excellent Italian restaurant in Boston, and that he would inquire among his health-official friends as to a position.
    Chapter 18 (57% in)
  • Profanely they found that it was not; profanely and patiently they trudged into an infinitely complicated search for a compound that should be.
    Chapter 40 (59% in)
  • Profanely they found that it was not; profanely and patiently they trudged into an infinitely complicated search for a compound that should be.
    Chapter 40 (59% in)

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