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Yet it were blasphemy to say that true love is other than immortal.

It was blasphemy to think of her in such case, subjected to the degradation of these processes.

Comrade Ossipon met the shock of this blasphemy by an awful, vacant stare.

It is not only nonsense, but blasphemy, to say that man has spoilt the country.

It were blasphemy to call this riot the desire for progress for the masses.

Naka seemed on the point of hitting Jeter for the blasphemy.

The sacrilege, the blasphemy of it all seemed horrible beyond belief.

The mention of love on lips that kissed as his had done was blasphemy.

But a Chacham (Rabbi), unappeased, raised a loud plaint of blasphemy.

"Nay, the blasphemy is thine," replied the Bridegroom of the law quietly.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., from Old French blasfemie "blasphemy," from Late Latin blasphemia, from Greek blasphemia "a speaking ill, impious speech, slander," from blasphemein "to speak evil of." Second element is pheme "utterance" (see fame); first element uncertain, perhaps related to blaptikos "hurtful," though blax "slack (in body and mind), stupid" also has been suggested.

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