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They feel there is defilement even in the shadow of the scaffold.'
TRENT'S LAST CASEE.C. (EDMUND CLERIHEW) BENTLEY
It is this which withers up sin to the root, and enables us to cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit.
EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE SECOND EPISTLE TO THE CORINTHIANSJAMES DENNEY
Cleanness, however, seems to come under temperance, for this it is which precludes bodily defilement.
ON PRAYER AND THE CONTEMPLATIVE LIFEST. THOMAS AQUINAS
He must not be sullied by a spot of moral defilement (for purity only can face God or love men).
THE EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWSTHOMAS CHARLES EDWARDS
Even the earthly shrine had not itself contracted defilement.
THE EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWSTHOMAS CHARLES EDWARDS
Add, if you will, the ceremony of cleansing a person who had contracted defilement by touching a dead body.
THE EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWSTHOMAS CHARLES EDWARDS
Hibbard's article is not by me; and, if it were, its defilement is such that I could not be tempted to give it at length.
THE AMERICAN PREJUDICE AGAINST COLORWILLIAM G. ALLEN
Pollut′edness; Pollut′er; Pollū′tion, act of polluting: state of being polluted: defilement.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 3 OF 4: N-R)VARIOUS
The defilement of the stain of passion is never destroyed by bathing or purification.
THE KADAMBARI OF BANABANA
Whenever they uttered his name they spat to cleanse their mouths of the defilement.
THE ADVENTURES OF KATHLYNHAROLD MACGRATH
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WORDS RELATED TO DEFILEMENT

  • adulteration
  • contamination
  • corruption
  • defilement
  • dirt
  • dirtiness
  • filth
  • foreign matter
  • foulness
  • grime
  • pestilence
  • poisoning
  • pollutant
  • pollution
  • scum
  • stain
  • taint
  • unwholesomeness
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