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Synonyms for transgress



Synonyms for transgress

to refuse or fail to obey

to violate a moral or divine law

to fail to fulfill (a promise) or conform to (a regulation)

Synonyms for transgress

spread over land, especially along a subsiding shoreline

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pass beyond (limits or boundaries)

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Goddu notes about the peculiarly American form of this genre, is "obsessed with transgressing boundaries" (5).
In this case, transgressing the social taboo of eating with whites is a protest against larger racial inequality.
Others have had to incorporate civil disobedience, accepting the fact that by transgressing an improper law or societal attitude legal punishment may result.
O'Neill was referred to the Jockey Club after he was found guilty of transgressing the rules concerning schooling in public after his Top Of The Left finished just over 32 lengths behind 7-4 favourite Vanormix, having appeared to be tenderly handled by rider Tom Siddall in the home straight.
The idea that good politics is pushing toward something that is not politics, and therefore that to be itself it must also not be itself, transgressing its boundaries, is common.
Everything so far leads us to believe [Martinez] was targeted for transgressing gender," says Denise de Percin, executive director for the Colorado Anti-Violence Project, based in Denver.
Recent reports and abstracts have emphasized the importance of intracytoplasmic lumen (ICL) and transgressing vessels (TV) as useful criteria enabling distinction of neoplastic from nonneoplastic Hurthle cell lesions in thyroid aspirates.
A shaped canvas often signifies a step toward sculpture, as if the contents of the painting were spilling through a window frame, transgressing the picture-plane, but the impression here was more that the window frame had been cut at odd angles, affecting not the image but our access to it.
Lynn told the federal tax agency that Falwell's appeal for donations shows his ministry is transgressing the ban on partisan politicking by tax-exempt groups.
The two countries agree to set up a panel to find ways to implement joint economic activities on the disputed islands without transgressing respective positions on the islands.
The Maastricht Treaty outlines a series of penalties for countries transgressing on the deficit spending rules.
Charnes, however, is not a death-of-the-subject ideologue, instead insisting that individual actors retain limited agency by improvising on cultural givens, revealing their contradictions, and constructing new possibilities through transgressing boundaries.
In this first ever retreat for entertainers, Thich Nhat Hanh will draw upon his experiences as an artist, poet and writer, and discuss how to work in the entertainment industry without transgressing ideals of creativity, peace, love and compassion.
Hussain Haqqani has also blamed the Memo-commission for transgressing from its mandate and accusing him on the basis of insufficient proofs.
We are far too soft on criminals who transgress the laws of our country, and in this connection I would suggest our judiciary watch the TV programme about the work of the Australian Border Agency - anyone transgressing Australian laws is put on the next plane whence they came.