profanation

Part of speech: noun

The act of profaning.

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Usage examples "profanation":

  1. Thou, who didst lend thyself Unto this profanation, canst not be A witness of these solemn services. - "The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow", Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
  2. Will you traverse it, you insignificant worm, who crawl in the dust of your pitiful profanation of the gods? - "Best Russian Short Stories", Various.
  3. It was a most magnificent night, or, rather, it is almost profanation to call it by so black a name, for in that bright northern climate the day seemed to linger, unwilling to give place before the shades of night. - "Incidents of Travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia, and Poland, 7th ed. Vol. 2 of 2", John Lloyd Stephens.