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Usage examples for defiled

  1. " Very probably," replied the dwarf; " but," and his countenance grew stern as he spoke, " the water which has been refused to the cry of the weary and dying is unholy, though it had been blessed by every saint in heaven; and the water which is found in the vessel of mercy is holy, though it had been defiled with corpses." – Famous Stories Every Child Should Know by Various
  2. It is little more than a catalogue or list of the shrines and temples destroyed during the sack of the city, or defiled by the blood of the men of Shirpurla who were slain therein. – History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, And Assyria In The Light Of Recent Discovery by L.W. King and H.R. Hall
  3. At dark we defiled down a steep declivity, and pitched our tents on the border of an extensive marsh covered with ice. – The Captive in Patagonia by Benjamin Franklin Bourne
  4. The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof, because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant. – The Ordinance of Covenanting by John Cunningham
  5. They are more particular about ceremonial purity than ordinary Hindus are, and it is a common saying that if a Bishnoi's food is on the first of a string of twenty camels and a man of another caste touches the last camel of the string, the Bishnoi would consider his food defiled and throw it away." – The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II by R. V. Russell