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  • adj. comparative form of unholy: more unholy

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Examples

  • Government in general and Hamilton in particular was unholy, and the language in which the sentiment was expressed was unholier.

    The Conqueror

  • Despite all I have seen of false, foolish, weak attachments, unholy marriages, the after-life of which is rendered unholier still by struggling against the inevitable, still I believe in the one true love that binds a woman's heart faithful to one man in this life, and, God grant it, in the next.

    The Romance of Isabel, Lady Burton

  • Presently the priests began to mutter prayers and incantations that I thought unholy, after which they laid offerings of what looked like raw flesh set in cups of gold before the idol, that I thought unholier still.

    The Virgin of the Sun

  • Nevertheless, despite all I have seen -- the false, foolish, weak attachments -- the unholy marriages -- the after-life of marriage made unholier still by struggling against what was inevitable -- still I believe in the one true love which binds a woman's heart faithfully to one man in this life and, God grant it! in the next.

    Agatha's Husband A Novel

  • Every one who is seeking for Christian perfection must have found how thoughts of resentment, pride, self-complacency, repining, and others unholier still, sometimes seem to shoot off from the holiest acts and contemplations, and again to spring up out of subjects of the greatest purity and humiliation; sometimes also in times of deep sorrow and depression, when our minds are most remote from any conscious indulgence of their own evil.

    Sermons. Volume the Second.

  • But that is the condition of public life -- its hot and searing blaze puts out the lights of all lesser but not unholier affections.

    Ernest Maltravers — Volume 08

  • In response to data like these and the kind of self-righteousness they can breed amongst the religious, atheists often counter with their own unholier-than-thou argument, claiming that non-believers don't need the promise of heaven and the threat of hell to make them good, thereby implying that they are naturally the more moral people.

    Politics news, UK and world political comment and analysis | guardian.co.uk

  • She chooses to ignore the fact that at the end of the 2008 presidential campaign the electorate of both persuasions were so fed up with the Bush administration that they would have elected Caligula in preference to another Republican whose conversations with his god or his gut might result in even unholier consequences.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • But last week in Mexico, where Maciel founded the ultraconservative Legion in 1941, the scandal took an even unholier turn.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • Despite all I have seen of false, foolish, weak attachments, unholy marriages, the after-life of which is rendered unholier still by struggling against the inevitable, still I believe in the one true love that binds a woman’s heart faithful to one man in this life, and,

    The Romance of Isabel Lady Burton

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