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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of desecrate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. treated with contempt


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  • And she, knowing that the shrine has been desecrated, is filled with righteous indignation, though generally as blind as he is to the true cause of what has occurred.

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  • We have been annoyed at finding his lofty name desecrated to base uses.

    Moon Lore

  • There is nothing holy which is not desecrated, which is not degraded to a mean end among this people.

    Uncollected Prose

  • But to claim this blogger "desecrated" the photo is ridiculous.

    Palin hits back at 'malicious' photo

  • And I'm supposed to care that a copy of the Koran was "desecrated"

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  • I'm sure "desecrated", if s/he is a real person, never made a joke that could hurt someone else's feelings.

    Body Parts, Cadavers and Rochester Ties, Oh My!

  • Wouldn't the Damarian's be ticked that she "desecrated" their temple?

    HH Com 205 (201)

  • That's the thing being "desecrated" by the implicit legal smear that's painted on gay couples by these unconstitutional laws of exclusion.

    anonymous call, a poison pen

  • Were they to taste it, the wits in the army wouldn't joke so about" desecrated" vegetables.

    The Guns Of The South

  • The legislature of Virginia and the governor of the State departed hurriedly on a canal-boat in the direction of Lynchburg, while every possible carriage or vehicle was pressed into service by the inhabitants, all frantic to get away before their city was "desecrated" by the presence of the Yankees.

    The Boys' Life of Abraham Lincoln


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