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sacrilege
used in The Aeneid

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Definition
disrespect of something others consider important or sacred
  • Behold the royal prophetess, the fair Cassandra, dragg'd by her dishevel'd hair, Whom not Minerva's shrine, nor sacred bands, In safety could protect from sacrilegious hands: On heav'n she cast her eyes, she sigh'd, she cried'T was all she could— her tender arms were tied.
    Book 2 (50% in)
  • O more than madmen! you yourselves shall bear The guilt of blood and sacrilegious war: Thou, Turnus, shalt atone it by thy fate, And pray to Heav'n for peace, but pray too late.
    Book 7 (74% in)

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