Thesaurus / profane
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
Joan Henry Ursinus died; a Lutheran divine, eminent for his learning in sacred and profane history.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
Those who hold the truth cannot enter into it with the infidel, the unbeliever, the erroneous or profane.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
That dwell in sepulchres, and sleep in the temple of idols: that eat swine's flesh, and profane broth is in their vessels.
And they shall teach my people the difference between holy and profane, and shew them how to discern between clean and unclean.
Baltasar's profane banquet: his sentence is denounced by a handwriting on the wall, which Daniel reads and interprets.
And they said: We will not come forth, neither will we obey the king's edict, to profane the sabbath day.
But Judas pursued them close, punishing the profane, of whom he slew thirty thousand men.
It was all so infinitely great, yet so little, poverty-stricken yet noble, a mingling of sacred and profane.
AN EPISODE UNDER THE TERRORHONORE DE BALZAC
Astonished at such a declaration, this worthy sufferer ably rejoined, "that his words were as impure, as they were profane."
FOX'S BOOK OF MARTYRSJOHN FOXE
Here is a case in which sacred history may be treated as we would treat profane history without any shock to religious feeling.
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