desecration

Part of speech: noun

Profanation.

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Usage examples "desecration":

  1. It seemed to me a desecration that Hilda should live in such an unfinished land- Hilda, whom I imagined as moving by nature through broad English parks, with Elizabethan cottages and immemorial oaks- Hilda, whose proper atmosphere seemed to be one of coffee- coloured laces, ivy- clad abbeys, lichen- incrusted walls- all that is beautiful and gracious in time- honoured civilisations. - "Hilda Wade A Woman With Tenacity Of Purpose", Grant Allen.
  2. Ministers denounced him from the pulpit and assemblies of the church passed resolutions declaring against the desecration of the Lord's Day. - "Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie", Andrew Carnegie.
  3. In it the mother was sentenced by her son, he felt her memory was but a desecration of this hour. - "The Northern Light", E. Werner.