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How to use sacrilege in a sentence

In the course of time, absolution for the sacrilege was obtained from the Pope; but my father could never obtain it from himself.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
But the gateways have been standing for ages and it would be sacrilege to think of tearing them down to facilitate traffic.
BRITISH HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS FROM A MOTOR CARTHOMAS D. MURPHY
Somehow the thought of opening his heart to this matter-of-fact lawyer seemed like sacrilege.
THE EVERLASTING ARMSJOSEPH HOCKING
I felt it was a sacrilege to lift my eyes to this young weeping mother, so beautiful in her tears.
THE SEVEN CARDINAL SINS: ENVY AND INDOLENCEEUGNE SUE
Soon afterwards Mathurin Lejeusne, the instigator of the sacrilege, was shot for some breach of military duty.
BELGIUMGEORGE W. T. (GEORGE WILLIAM THOMSON) OMOND
And you, Christians, my brothers, you remain indifferent before so horrible a sacrilege!
THE PILGRIM'S SHELL OR FERGAN THE QUARRYMANEUGNE SUE
It would be a sacrilege to omit the last paragraph, though it does not illustrate this manner of development.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
There are some things so absolutely satisfying that it seems an arrant sacrilege to be discontent and want for more.
GARDENS OF THE CARIBBEES, V. 1/2IDA MAY HILL STARR
The next turn brought us to a dwelling which we think it a sort of sacrilege to call a public-house.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOL 58, NO. 357, JULY 1845VARIOUS
I never thought of selling them; and to mortgage them, in the hour of direst need, would have seemed to be a sacrilege.
FILE NO. 113EMILE GABORIAU
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WORDS RELATED TO SACRILEGE

  • boldness
  • coarseness
  • contempt
  • discourtesy
  • dishonor
  • flippancy
  • hardihood
  • impertinence
  • impiety
  • impoliteness
  • impudence
  • incivility
  • insolence
  • insolency
  • insolentness
  • irreverence
  • lack of respect
  • sacrilege
  • unmannerliness
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