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profane

1. not designed or used for religious purposes; secular
2. not initiated into the inner mysteries or sacred rites

profane

see SACRED AND PROFANE.
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For some, Fascist totality is merely the logical upshot of Futurism's utopian "reconstruction"; for others, the regime's mounting conservatism betrayed the cultural movement's dynamic profanations.
In fact, one could certainly read each tale of Day Three as a series of parodic profanations, which had already begun unfolding with Cepparello's tale (Dec.
Al-Aqsa Institute called on Palestinians, especially Jerusalemites to increase their presence in al-Aqsa mosque to help protecting it from such incursions and profanations.
Le peuple afghan n'en peut plus des bavures de l'Otan, qui tuent assez frequemment des civils, et des diverses affaires de profanations ou autres actes juges blasphematoires a l'egard de l'islam.
O'Conner, Derrida: Profanations (New York: Continuum, 2010).
Many adaptors, like Yang, emphasize the first part of the Monkey's tale, of his profanations and subsequent fall before achieving enlightenment, as "a helpful template for their stories about what it takes to become healthy in the modern world" (Pearson 2006, 373).
It is his spiritual conviction, based in a doctrine of consecrated spatial exceptionalism, that becomes the target of violent profanations and "re-formations" later in the play, and it is also Titus's unbending insistence on sacred spatial privilege--maintained by gestures of violent separation--that makes his commitment to the sacred space of burial problematic.