Usage examples for profanation

  1. The keeper, advancing cautiously, soon saw a faint light on the side of the Avenue Malenvers, and stealing in among the graves, he came upon a horrible act of profanation. – Original Short Stories, Volume 12 (of 13) by Guy de Maupassant Last Updated: February 13, 2009
  2. It seemed like profanation to see her exquisite work tortured and murdered. – Good Luck by L. T. Meade
  3. This fraternal devotion proved a blessing in disguise; it preserved him from any profanation of his youth, and the companionship of the helpless creature whom he loved had proved an ever present stimulant to all that was best and sweetest in the man. – Moods by Louisa May Alcott
  4. Once she had caught the apprentice with her spectacles, her sacred spectacles, perched on his nose, and the profanation had left a kind of religious horror in her mind. – The Aspirations of Jean Servien by Anatole France
  5. Inner profanation is wrought by the life, outer by the speech. – Spiritual Life and the Word of God by Emanuel Swedenborg
  6. To mention a negro woman in the same room where he was thinking of Rena seemed little short of profanation. – The House Behind the Cedars by Charles W. Chesnutt
  7. It is a profanation to judge of the natural effect of intimacy with the innocent or the wise and virtuous from the effects of intimacy with the depraved and guileful. – The Friendships of Women by William Rounseville Alger
  8. Small talk seemed to them profanation, and of that which was uppermost in each man's mind, none cared first to speak. – A Breath of Prairie and other stories by Will Lillibridge
  9. Inner profanation, which is wrought by the life, becomes outer also, or of the speech, after death. – Spiritual Life and the Word of God by Emanuel Swedenborg
  10. I am sure in her own mind she resented as a profanation her daughter's work about the church. – An Isle in the Water by Katharine Tynan
  11. When railways were constructed, a proposal was made by leading Hindus to have separate carriages for separate castes, but compliance with the proposal was of course out of the question; and now high Brahmans and low Chumars- who are never seen in the same temple even though they worship the same gods, as the presence of a Chumar there would be deemed a profanation- may be seen packed in the same carriage in as close contact as two human beings can be. – Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877 by James Kennedy
  12. Jacqueline flung herself upon her father's corpse, as if to protect it from profanation. – Jacqueline, Complete by (Mme. Blanc) Th. Bentzon Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  13. In this city Whitelocke observed the inhabitants very orderly to frequent their parish churches, and not so much profanation of this day in this place as he had seen at Upsal, and other places in the country. – A Journal of the Swedish Embassy in the Years 1653 and 1654, Vol II. by Bulstrode Whitelocke