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defile

Geography a narrow pass or gorge, esp one between two mountains
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We closed school in April 9 and the following day, I received a call from the sub-county director of education who informed me that I have been accused of defiling and impregnating my pupil.
The article says that anybody involved in destroying, damaging, or defiling any place of worship, or any object held sacred by any class of persons with the intention of thereby insulting the religion of any class of persons "shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.
On January 19, an application was filed with the DPO seeking an FIR against him for allegedly defiling the Bible.
As we frequently see on TV news bulletins the burning and defiling of national flags are a substitute for vengeance against the nations those flags represent, therefore, the defiling of the Welsh 'Draig Goch' as described in your article is not a matter which should be ignored, regardless of whether it was done with malice or otherwise.
For some, though, these touches might well get lost among bits like the extended motel room hostage situation, which is built around the fun notion of defiling former ``Three's Company'' star Priscilla Barnes in ways you never would have imagined.
How come he just called the Pharisees and scribes hypocrites for clinging to their traditions while defiling themselves with what comes out of their mouths, and then turns around and hurls this hurtful insult at a woman who begs for his help, and not even for herself, but for her little one who is in the grip of evil?
Despite big box stores defiling the landscape, it's striking how clean and tidy New Zealand appears; even its urban rivers look pure enough to drink from.
Smith Goes To Washington and The Player, Hamburg's tale of an idealistic young congressional aide who leaves Capitol Hill for Oliver Stone's Hollywood--only to have his dream of making intelligent, socially responsible films crushed by sleazy dealmakers and greedy executives--is quintessential big-screen material: the ruination of ambitions, the defiling of innocents, and a paranoid, drug-addled antagonist.
A Hong Kong political activist was found guilty of defiling the territory's regional flag and placed on a HK$3,000 (US$385) good behavior bond for 12 months by a magistrate's court Friday.
Speculation on the date of the closing of the biblical canon, based upon evidence from Talmudic passages treating books defiling the hands, would appear gratuitous.
And the defiling wastes weren't limited to seashores: 200 hypodermic needles were among the debris littering Lake Erie's banks.