from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of unhallow.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or process of profaning or desecrating; profanation.


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  • In the very beginning of founding this work it is said that the gods exerted their divinity to presage the future greatness of this empire; for though the birds declared for the unhallowing of all the other temples, they did not admit of it with respect to that of

    The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08

  • It's the unhallowed and unhallowing touch of the selfish, of sin, that makes things seem common, in the sense of not being holy and sweet and pure and refreshing.

    Quiet Talks on Following the Christ

  • Since our conference had begun, the dusk of twilight had melted away; and the moon had called into lustre -- living, indeed, but unlike the common and unhallowing life of day -- the wood and herbage, and silent variations of hill and valley, which slept around us; and, as the still and shadowy light fell over the upward face of my brother, it gave to his features an additional, and not wholly earth-born, solemnity of expression.

    Devereux — Volume 01


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