sacrilegious


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showing irreverence and contempt for something sacred

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grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred

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And yet,'' said the Friar, resuming his demure hypocritical countenance, ``I know not what penance I ought to perform for that most sacrilegious blow
The Phocians having ploughed up some consecrated ground belonging to the temple of Apollo, the Amphictyonic council, according to the superstition of the age, imposed a fine on the sacrilegious offenders.
But when she saw that Pierre's sacrilegious words had not exasperated the vicomte, and had convinced herself that it was impossible to stop him, she rallied her forces and joined the vicomte in a vigorous attack on the orator.
The knife was quite near to Tarzan's breast now, but it halted for an instant as the high priestess raised her eyes to shoot her swift displeasure at the instigator of this sacrilegious interruption.
Not only was such an act sacrilegious in its nature, but it was fraught with peril.
But why should man seek glory, who of his own Hath nothing, and to whom nothing belongs But condemnation, ignominy, and shame-- Who, for so many benefits received, Turned recreant to God, ingrate and false, And so of all true good himself despoiled; Yet, sacrilegious, to himself would take That which to God alone of right belongs?
It was the Plutocracy, through its secret agents, that raised the cry that socialism was sacrilegious and atheistic; it was the Plutocracy that whipped the churches, and especially the Catholic Church, into line, and robbed us of a portion of the labor vote.
She would have thought it rather sacrilegious to leave it off--as bad as forgetting her Bible or her collection dime.
He looked afraid of somebody overhearing my audacious-- almost sacrilegious hint--as if there had not been a mile and a half of lonely marshland and dykes between us and the nearest human habitation.
Were they to say a worn out, and an abused, and a sacrilegious world, they might not be so far from the truth
TEHRAN (FNA)- A prominent Iranian Christian leader deplored the sacrilegious moves made against Islam, such as the publishing of insulting cartoons of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), as a plot hatched by Israel.
Meanwhile, Naseer Yusuf Vohra President Central Cloth Board Anjuman Tajran and other traders also condemned the publications of sacrilegious caricatures in French magazine and expressed their anger over the issue.
Dir -- Protest demonstrations against printing of sacrilegious caricatures by a French Magazine continued here on Monday in Upper Dir SubDivision Wari.
MULTAN -- Different trader wings staged protest demonstration against sacrilegious caricatures of Holy Prophet (SAWW) published by Charlie Hebdo, a French tabloid, here on Monday.
A DECADE ago it would have seemed sacrilegious to even contemplate leaving Tiger Woods out of a Ryder Cup team.