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It was a profanity—a defiling, I swore; from which you'll see, that Bardelys was grown of a sudden very nice.
Mannaeus, indeed, had forcibly entered it, for the purpose of defiling its altar with the bones of corpses.
HERODIASGUSTAVE FLAUBERT
It is, that all the high castes consider the use of intoxicating drinks to be defiling.
While the last of the troops were defiling before the duke and his staff, a courier brought up despatches.
Mr. Scott has also seen the same expression on the faces of high-caste natives who have approached close to some defiling object.
But this is too much: it injures himself instead of defiling the object of his assault.
Sin is a foul, slimy, miry thing, defiling whoever it touches.
It took years to overcome the feeling that all such things were unclean and defiling.
Monstrous birds with women's faces, sent by Zeus to torment Phineus by defiling and carrying off all food placed on his table.
In Belshazzars time, the defiling of Gods vessels brought wrath upon the king.

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