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profane
used in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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Definition
showing no respect for something thought of as sacred
  • He strung ordinary sentences together and they came out sounding either like the most profane curses or like comical poetry.
    p. 67.4
  • She used to add, with a smirk that unprofane people can't control when venturing into profanity, "and wash as far as possible, then wash possible."
    p. 27.2

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