[ US /ˈsækɹəɫədʒ/ ]
[ UK /sˈækɹɪlˌɪd‍ʒ/ ]
  1. blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character
    desecration of the Holy Sabbath
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How To Use sacrilege In A Sentence

  • He was even prepared to utter what would once have been considered sacrilege.
  • It is a sacrilege to his fawning American fans to think that he can do any wrong.
  • It's sacrilege to even think of destroying that lovely building.
  • my father considered the commercialization of Christmas to be a sacrilege
  • It seemed to her that her sin partook of sacrilege or blasphemy. Chapter 4
  • The desolating sacrilege, the "abomination of desolations," an unambiguous reference to Antiochus' rededication of the temple to Zeus Olympus Ba'al Shomem and sacrifice of a pig on the altar. Intelligently-Designed Narratives: Mythicism as History-Stopper
  • The flood has reached its climax and after the destruction, terror, murder, and sacrilege practiced by the aggressive, terrorist, and criminal Zionist entity, together with its tyrannical ally, the U.S., have come to a head against our brothers and our faithful struggling people in plundered Palestine. Tales of the Tyrant
  • Knowing myself too great a sinner to merit so sacred a morsel, I slipped it into my sabretache, and wish myself near E., whose innocence might allow her to eat it without sacrilege.
  • Hence according to the present judgment the pain of death is not inflicted for theft which does not inflict an irreparable harm, except when it is aggravated by some grave circumstance, as in the case of sacrilege which is the theft of a sacred thing, of peculation, which is theft of common property, as Summa Theologica, Part II-II (Secunda Secundae) Translated by Fathers of the English Dominican Province
  • It would be sacrilege to alter the composer's original markings.
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