from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not hallowed or consecrated.
- adj. Lacking reverence; impious or irreligious.
- adj. Not conforming to accepted ethical standards; immoral.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Not hallowed or blessed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not consecrated; hence, profane; unholy; impious; wicked.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not hallowed, consecrated, or dedicated to sacred purposes.
- Unholy; profane; impious.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not hallowed or consecrated
Those who practice liberalism should be hanged without benefit of trial and they should be buried in unhallowed ground, preferably Canada.
‘With what I shall call your unhallowed opinions, you have been quite shocking this lady: who, as I have already told you, is a born lady, and who, as I have not already told you, has had her own marriage misfortunes to the tune of tens of thousands of pounds — tens of Thousands of Pounds!’
'With what I shall call your unhallowed opinions, you have been quite shocking this lady: who, as I have already told you, is a born lady, and who, as I have not already told you, has had her own marriage misfortunes to the tune of tens of thousands of pounds-tens of Thousands of Pounds!'
'With what I shall call your unhallowed opinions, you have been quite shocking this lady: who, as I have already told you, is a born lady, and who, as I have not already told you, has had her own marriage misfortunes to the tune of tens of thousands of pounds - tens of Thousands of Pounds!'
These supports are not calculated for the wicked; they avail him nothing: equally liable with the honest man to infirmities, equally submitted to the caprices of his destiny, equally the sport of a fluctuating world, he finds the recesses of his own heart filled with dreadful alarms; diseased with care; cankered with solitude; corroded with regret; gnawed by remorse; he dies within himself; his conscience sustains him not but loads him with reproach; his mind, overwhelmed, sinks beneath its own turpitude; his reflection is the bitter dregs of hemlock; maddening anguish holds him to the mirror that shews him his own deformity; that recalls unhallowed deeds; gloomy thoughts rush on his too faithful memory; despondence benumbs him; his body, simultaneously assailed on all sides, bends under the storm of -- his own unruly passions; at last despair grapples him to her filthy bosom, he flies from himself.
We will never know for sure, but we can say, given the above passage's oscillation between age-old Christian images of the "unhallowed" and the far more recent "mechanism" of the "spark of life," that it does mark, as a dream, the psychological and symbolic effects of a major transition in Western history as many of its elements became "galvanized" together in a well-focussed fictional image.
Who shall conceive the horrors of my secret toil, as I dabbled among the unhallowed damps of the grave, or tortured the living animal to animate the lifeless clay?
How they would, each and all, abhor me, and hunt me from the world, did they know my unhallowed acts, and the crimes which had their source in me!
The New Zealanders said little, perhaps the memories of their far distant island home were too well cherished to be given voice in this unhallowed atmosphere.
“Recently I discovered that to preserve their diabolic power, vampires must sleep during the day in the same unhallowed ground in which they had been buried.”
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