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Violate the tombs, if she has taken refuge in the abodes of death, far within some passage or hypogeum.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "to break" (an oath, etc.), from Latin violatus (see violation). Sense of "ravish" is first recorded mid-15c. Related: Violated; violating.

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