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defile
used in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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Definition
to spoil the beauty or purity of something
in various senses, including:
  • pollute a pristine lake
  • harm a reputation or good name
  • damage or disrespect something sacred
  • take a person's virginity in a disrespectful way
  • That would make us like those liars and cheats and defilers of ancient Greece, the Sophists...remember them?
    Part 4 (64% in)

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