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Rebecca was entirely surprised at the sight of the comfortable old house where she had met with no small kindness, ransacked by brokers and bargainers, and its quiet family treasures given up to public desecration and plunder.
The low thunder, muttering in all quarters of the sky at once, seemed to threaten vengeance for this attempted desecration, and to mutter, 'Let them rest
On the other hand, he entered with all the comprehension of a man who had known spiritual conflict, and lived through years of devoted service to his fellow-men, into that state of Maggie's heart and conscience which made the consent to the marriage a desecration to her; her conscience must not be tampered with; the principle on which she had acted was a safer guide than any balancing of consequences.
The protests, called by Sikh groups, are being held against the desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib possibly by Hindu fanatics in Punjab.
Johnson, in which the high court ruled the state could not put broad criminal sanctions on flag desecration.
VILNIUS, Lithuania, July 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jewish groups are appealing to the Lithuanian Government to halt the excavation and desecration of WWII era mass grave in Siauliai.
desecration of the Greek Orthodox seminary in Jerusalem that took place on 26th
AROUND 400 people turned up for a peaceful protest in Huddersfield about the desecration of the Sikh holy book.
Desecration of 15 graves was reported in Saint Beat, the Upper Garonne region in central France and two other cemeteries were tagged with "Swastikas" in western and central departments of the country, the Ministry said in a statement.
ISLAMABAD -- Senate Standing Committee on Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Monday directed the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony to constitute interfaith committees in each district for defusing tensions with minority communities at initial stage of any desecration incident.
Russia has sent a note of protest to the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry demanding to bring to justice those guilty of desecration of a monument to Soviet warriors.
the bill was suggested to her by Jewish constituents who pointed out the frequent desecration of Jewish cemeteries abroad, especially in nations that once had significant Jewish populations.