unhallow

VERB
  1. remove the consecration from a person or an object
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How To Use unhallow In A Sentence

  • Victor knows that all of them would condemn his unhallowed endeavor to reanimate dead human tissue, so he sutures in the shadows, keeping his horrible handiwork a dark, Byronic secret.
  • You wouldn't want to think of him lying somewhere unhallowed without a stone to mark his passing, would you? THE ONLY GAME
  • He had added to their nightly meal cups of a heady and intoxicating cordial, of ten times the strength of the most powerful wine, under which several of the fraternity had succumbed, and indeed, although the Sacristan had been strong to resist its influence, they might yet see, from his inflamed countenance and thick speech, that even he, the accuser himself, was in some degree affected by this unhallowed potation. Quentin Durward
  • In the first scene, Madoc discovers an English plot to exhume his father's bones and discard them "In some unhallowed pit, with foul disgrace/And contumelious wrong" (Southey, Madoc 128). The Allure of the Same: Robert Southey's Welsh Indians and the Rhetoric of Good Colonialism
  • Instead, her imagination led her to see - ‘with shut eyes, but acute mental vision ‘- ‘the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together.’
  • There are added felicities: traditionally, suicides were buried in unhallowed ground at crossroads, and what more impressive crossroads has the world ever seen than this?
  • And that the area, excluding all other forms of worship, might be entirely appropriated to Jupiter, and his temple, which was to be erected upon it, he resolved to unhallow several small temples and chapels, which had been vowed first by king Tatius, in the heat of the battle against Romulus, and which he afterwards consecrated and dedicated. The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08
  • While the mourners were busy in the vault, the three village hags, who, notwithstanding the unwonted earliness of the hour, had snuffed the carrion like vultures, were seated on the “through-stane,” and engaged in their wonted unhallowed conference. The Bride of Lammermoor
  • It seems this one single use left such an indelible sacredness upon them, that neither the villainy of the persons, nor the impiety of the design, could be a sufficient reason to unhallow and degrade them to the same common use that other vessels may be applied to. Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. I.
  • Sailing then into the Roman harbour, and the unhallowed sports being just about to close, the soldiers began to be annoyed at our slowness, but the bishop rejoicingly yielded to their urgency. ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus
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