desecration

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[ US /dɛsəˈkɹeɪʃən, dɛzəˈkɹeɪʃən/ ]
[ UK /dˌɛsɪkɹˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
NOUN
  1. blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character
    desecration of the Holy Sabbath
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How To Use desecration In A Sentence

  • He elevated acts of profanation or desecration to the status of epiphanies: singular mystical moments of Oneness with the All.
  • Since convening in January 1995, the House has voted for amendments that required a balanced federal budget and forbade flag desecration.
  • I wouldn't want to have to explain to a devout Muslim why protecting a purely secular symbol from desecration is so important that we had to amend the Constitution to protect it, but religious figures are fair game. Gift to rioters?
  • Pollution traditionally involved an act of defilement and desecration; in previous times, to pollute was to profane, to stain, to sully, to corrupt.
  • Nonetheless, I unalterably oppose the constitutional amendment prohibiting its desecration that is scheduled to be sent to the Senate floor soon.
  • Why limit the benefactors of an amendment only to those offended by flag desecration?
  • But underneath the agitprop is financial violence: handouts to the wealthy, destruction of our infrastructure, desecration of the environment, and abandonment of the needy. Bob Burnett: Election 2010: Choosing the Abuser
  • In the AP's story, Muhammad said his motives for the attack were clear: the killing and raping of Muslims by Americans and what he called the desecration of the Koran. Latest Articles
  • It would be like a desecration, something he was not sure he could bear. SORT OF RICH
  • Since convening in January 1995, the House has voted for amendments that required a balanced federal budget and forbade flag desecration.
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