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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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.
And yet,'' said the Friar, resuming his demure hypocritical countenance, ``I know not what penance I ought to perform for that most sacrilegious blow
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.
It was a wood of beeches and limes, with here and there a light silver-stemmed birch--just the sort of wood most haunted by the nymphs: you see their white sunlit limbs gleaming athwart the boughs, or peeping from behind the smooth- sweeping outline of a tall lime; you hear their soft liquid laughter--but if you look with a too curious sacrilegious eye, they vanish behind the silvery beeches, they make you believe that their voice was only a running brooklet, perhaps they metamorphose themselves into a tawny squirrel that scampers away and mocks you from the topmost bough.
No, no," she cried, "you must not say such terribly sacrilegious things--you must not even think them.
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
I said I looked upon it as a sacrilegious profanation to reward treachery, perhaps crime.
Some persons wear eyes of glass which they see through with facility perhaps, else they would not use them; and in the mouths of some are teeth made by the sacrilegious hand of man.
Mashal, 23, a student at Abdul Wali Khan University (AWKU) in Mardan, was beaten and shot to death on April 13 by an unruly mob instigated by rumours that he had committed blasphemy by posting sacrilegious content online.
The FIA had also summoned Sajid Masih, 24, to the headquarters for questioning after Patras said during investigation that he had shared the sacrilegious image with his cousin on Facebook.
ISLAMABAD -- The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Friday directed the federal government to appoint Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) chairman and member finance in a written order regarding the uploading of sacrilegious material on social media case.
ISLAMABAD:An Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) of Islamabad Monday adjourned hearing of a case till January 9, regarding uploading of sacrilegious material on social media.
Speaking on the occasion, they told that as per brother of metal sacrilegious man that he was working abroad and after losing his mental equilibrium, was sent back to his home (Chitral), wherein they added his brother was bringing to Peshawar for treatment.