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  • verb Present participle of deface.
  • noun defacement


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  • Banknotes were written over with Green Movement slogans or stamped with images of the dead icon Neda, blood pouring across her face, or the symbol of the IRIB state broadcaster with a Nazi swastika.190 The central bank governor called defacing currency a “crime,” and monitors were sent to popular moneychanging places, even bakeries and public toilets, in an attempt to stop their circulation.

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  • We walked a bit around the old city where we saw far too many signs of what Zionists would probably call "art" and what I would call defacing Palestinian homes.

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  • What the police initially called defacing public property is now a defining feature of the city of Boston.

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  • I agree that any "defacing" of a major religious symbol or figure is an affront to all religious people and when the Dutch characterized Mohammed in a cartoon resulting in international protests I helped draft a letter from faith leaders in Dallas to stand up for each other against insults such as these.

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  • Let's give 'em Edwards and Huckabee and let the empty suits with the Farrah hair chase after this story instead of the countless stories they make up every day, like Bush being a "regular guy" or the Clinton people "defacing" the White House or Bush actually giving a crap about Osama bin Laden or Rumsfeld being responsible for the hundred debacles in Iraq or any of a thousand other stories ....

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  • It really is cute, but I can't quite get over the feeling that I'm "defacing" the book (I guess that is the public school training in me).

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  • Denis Paul, a big game hunter, is being charged under central bank laws with "defacing" the country's currency, and also under the country's tourism laws for discouraging tourists from going to

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  • This meant they have made a commitment to refrain from actions such as defacing or removing the posters of rival parties, he told reporters in Pretoria on Thursday.

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  • Q Do you know if there is precedence for this kind of defacing of the White House?

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  • No reasonable observer could fail to conclude that the enigmatic word defacing the parlor wall had been printed with the old man’s life’s blood.



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