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verb as in sin

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In the realm of morality and politics, people usually “express outrage when they feel that someone has transgressed against their sense of right and wrong,” Brady explains.

The exhibition combines prints, photographs, and books to tell the stories of past heroines and modern trailblazers, celebrating women throughout history who broke rules, transgressed boundaries, and insisted upon recognition of their human rights.

In essence, feeling affection or admiration for a villain allows us to transgress without actually transgressing in the real world.

From Vox

Those who are willing to transgress against the established codes force the rules to change.

We will have the space and time to transgress some of the differences or issues that are perhaps today not the top priority.

From Fortune

But does he transgress defining ideological litmus tests and potentially put himself beyond the pale of party acceptability?

How dare she transgress against the sacred appeal of extreme physical and mental pain?

For I know that transgressing thou wilt transgress, and I have called thee a transgressor from the womb.

For of old time I have broken thy yoke, and burst thy bands; and thou saidst, I will not transgress.

They will observe human laws punctiliously, but the laws of God they transgress without the flicker of an eyelid.

It is only the few who transgress; and thus many absurdities are never or very rarely dragged into the light of a "decision."

But one day finding himself near it, the temptation to transgress was irresistible.


On this page you'll find 31 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to transgress, such as: infringe, trespass, violate, contravene, disobey, and do wrong.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.