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sacrilege

the offence of breaking into a place of divine worship.

SACRILEGE. The act of stealing from the temples or churches dedicated to the worship of God, articles consecrated to divine uses. Pen. Code of China, B. 1, s. 2, Sec. 6; Ayl. Par. 476.

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It is indeed sacrilege to touch a true Isanusi, but what if the Isanusi be a liar?
Why, the sacrilege is the separation of two hearts formed by God for each other.
Now, even though I commit a sacrilege, I must speak to you.
It was sacrilege unspeakable against the holy cow The state desired his blood, but he had retreated into his hut, barricaded the doors and windows with big stones, and defied the world.
I have felt it to be a sacrilege to divert a brain which is capable of the highest original research to any lesser object.
To be driven by lovers-- A king might envy us, and if we part them it's more like sacrilege than anything I know.
You wanted to make the supper-table pretty; and you waited till my back was turned, and took the thing I set most store by of anything I've got, and wouldn't never use it, not even when the minister come to dinner, or Aunt Martha Pierce come over from Bettsbridge-" Zeena paused with a gasp, as if terrified by her own evocation of the sacrilege.
It is sacrilege even to dream of breaking her commands.
For a time I could not believe the heresies which I heard, and I prayed that my daughter Thuvia might have died before she ever committed the sacrilege of returning to the outer world.
It seems a sort of sacrilege to disturb the glamour of old romance that pictures her to us softly from afar off as through a tinted mist, and curtains her ruin and her desolation from our view.