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profane

adjective bad, blasphemous, coarse, common, damnatory, dirty, disrespectful, evil, execrative, foul-spoken, foulmouthed, godless, impious, impius, imprecatory, improper, impure, indelicate, irreligious, irreverant, laic, laical, lay, maledictive, miscreant, mundane, peccable, peccant, polluted, profanus, sacrilegious, secular, shameless, sinful, smutty, temporal, transient, transitory, unblest, unconsecrated, ungodly, unhallowed, unholy, unprintable, unsaintly, unsanctified, unspeakable, vice-ridden, virtueless, vulgar, wicked, worldly
See also: abuse, contaminate, debase, diabolic, mundane, obscene, pollute, violate

PROFANE. That which has not been consecrated. By a profane place is understood one which is neither sacred, nor sanctified, nor religious. Dig. 11, 7, 2, 4. Vide Things.

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Not above the clouds, mingling over the village, but in the soot-black vault of the calvary, she heard a fierce storm, and saw lightning bolts crisscrossing over the profaner of Christ, who wrestled with the fallen angel on the floor, and heard the growl of thunder and the lash of rain against the hissing flames.
Around the nude torso of the profaner of Christ winds a green serpent, fat and suffocating.
Councillor Bennett, as well as handing valuable ammunition to the city's young profaners, proves himself verbally inept.
However, in Three Laws, the profaners are not vaguely defined devils or ominous caricatures of religious alterity, as they often are in late medieval drama.
Bellmont, the "She-Devil," and her daughter Mary as profaners of the sacred hearth.
When Prince Escalus, whose purpose, as Gayle Whittier says, is to "ensure social order" (60), (15) arrives on the scene, he is ignored by the warring parties: "Rebellious subjects, enemies to peace, / Profaners of this neighbor-stained steel--/ Will they not hear?
But it has also supplied powerful publicity tools to a narcissistic, often nihilistic, cadre of defamers and profaners.
The same reasoning applies to the demarch's supervision of [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (legal challenge of [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) and issuance of [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (declared assessment of property as a basis for payment of taxes, delinquent debts, or legal confiscations), the latter attested at least as early as the confiscations from the profaners of the Hermai and Mysteries (415-413 B.