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Synonyms for defile

Synonyms for defile

to make physically impure

to make morally impure

to spoil or mar the sanctity of

to deprive of virginity

Synonyms for defile

a narrow pass (especially one between mountains)


place under suspicion or cast doubt upon

make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air

spot, stain, or pollute

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Prada et Louis Vuitton ont deja annonce que leur defile Croisiere sera organise a New York cette annee, les 2 et 8 mai, respectivement.
The defile turned to be centre of gravity for opposing sides.
The statement added that this crime reaffirms that terrorism has only one goal and the method of terrorist groups, regardless of their forms, seeks to defile human values.
Pres de 30.000 personnes ont defile avenue Paulista, a Sao Paulo, pour protester contre un projet de loi qui prevoit de limiter les pouvoirs du parquet pour enqueter, entre autres, sur des affaires de corruption.
Another room contained Defile (Parade), 2000, a forty-foot-long plinth crowded with a jumble of carefully sculpted yet somehow still-malformed Chinese armaments, military vehicles, and soldiers, fronted by a sculpture of a young male student aiming a slingshot.
Started in 1998, and shot at intervals of one day a year for five years by Winnipeg filmmaker deco dawson (FILM (dzama), The Fever of the Western Nile) with contemporary dancer Deborah Axelrod, Defile in Veil is an oneiric, atmospheric portrait of one woman's search for purity and identity.
The problem has nothing to do with the gruesome nature of the image and everything to do with the way in which his company has taken the most sacred reality at the very heart of Christianity, the Cross - without which there would be no Christianity - and sought to defile it through associating it with references to things that, whilst great in the right context, are portrayed with the obvious intent of giving them a depraved spin.
Nowhere is this more evident than in the Grand Defile, or grand parade, when, at the start of each season, to the march from Berlioz's opera Les Troyens, all the company's dancers and students from its school advance by rank down the steeply raked stage in a spectacular vision of hierarchy.
defile: aforce, what brings you to these here parts anyway?
In various places in talmudic literature the ability of three books of the Bible - Esther, Song of Songs, and Ecclesiastes - to make one's hands unclean ([Hebrew text omitted]) is doubted, with various Talmudic authorities ruling that each of these works does not defile the hands.(2) While none of the opinions are accepted as normative and thus do not cast doubt on the presence of any of these works within the Jewish canon,(3) these opinions and how to understand them remain problematic within Jewish tradition.
He spoke in the most severe terms of the real things that defile a person (lust, blasphemy, theft, false witness) and scorned the "blind guides" who insisted on following the law to the letter while ignoring its spirit.