sacrilege


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Synonyms for sacrilege

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an act of disrespect or impiety toward something regarded as sacred

Synonyms for sacrilege

blasphemous behavior

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Sacrilege, certainly--certainly sacrilege," said the latter.
Why, the sacrilege is the separation of two hearts formed by God for each other.
It appeared to me sacrilege so soon to leave the repose, akin to death, of the house of mourning and to rush into the thick of life.
It is indeed sacrilege to touch a true Isanusi, but what if the Isanusi be a liar?
A burning torch lay on the ground near the first man whom the mule had thrown, by the light of which Don Quixote perceived him, and coming up to him he presented the point of the lance to his face, calling on him to yield himself prisoner, or else he would kill him; to which the prostrate man replied, "I am prisoner enough as it is; I cannot stir, for one of my legs is broken: I entreat you, if you be a Christian gentleman, not to kill me, which will be committing grave sacrilege, for I am a licentiate and I hold first orders.
The priests took their places in front of the judge, and the clerk proceeded to read in a loud voice a complaint of sacrilege against Phileas Fogg and his servant, who were accused of having violated a place held consecrated by the Brahmin religion.
No; for I saw God's justice placed in the hands of Benedetto, and should have thought it sacrilege to oppose the designs of providence.
There was an appearance of sacrilege, in her eyes, in the act of appropriating these things to herself.
There are natures in which, if they love us, we are conscious of having a sort of baptism and consecration: they bind us over to rectitude and purity by their pure belief about us; and our sins become that worst kind of sacrilege which tears down the invisible altar of trust.
Daylight had the feeling that a healthy man-oath would be a deadly offence to his ears, a sacrilege and a blasphemy.
It seemed to her that her sin partook of sacrilege or blasphemy.
Will the just man or citizen ever be guilty of sacrilege or theft, or treachery either to his friends or to his country?
There were a few of the town boys playing cricket, their wicket pitched on the best piece in the middle of the big-side ground-- a sin about equal to sacrilege in the eyes of a captain of the eleven.
IANS Chandigarh The SAD on Sunday accused the Punjab government of sacrilege over the 'morphing'of a picture of 10th Sikh Guru Gobind Singh by using one of French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, a charge dismissed by the authorities as"ridiculous".
It is beyond sacrilege, so you have to concentrate" Strictly Come Dancing professional Anton Du Beke "Being married means I can break wind and eat ice cream in bed" Actor Brad Pitt