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Nevertheless, not three days previous, Bildad had told them that no profane songs would be allowed on board the Pequod, particularly in getting under weigh; and Charity, his sister, had placed a small choice copy of Watts in each seaman's berth.
And said most sage Cide Hamete to his pen, "Rest here, hung up by this brass wire, upon this shelf, O my pen, whether of skilful make or clumsy cut I know not; here shalt thou remain long ages hence, unless presumptuous or malignant story-tellers take thee down to profane thee.
The more knowing ones of the tribe look on and laugh; thinking it all too foolish to do harm; but they will soon find that women, children, and fools, form a large majority of every community, and they will have, eventually, to follow the new light, or be considered among the profane.
The one finished by complete failure what he commenced in the grossest misconception; the other, by a path which could not possibly lead him astray, arrived at a triumph which is not the less glorious because hidden from the profane eyes of the multitude.
Summary: Man had dozed off in a drunken state and used profane words when police woke him up
Anti-profanity crusaders (look up the No Cussing Club) argue that cursing makes you less articulate and that there are always words we could use in place of profane ones.
It is quite opposite, the media and religion involves similar processes of mediation between the sacred and the profane.
HAFIZABAD -- Sunni Thehrik Hafizabad today observed YoomeTahufaz NamooseRisalat (PBUH) and staged demonstration in ShereRabbani Chowk Vanike road to protest against the profane caricature published by Charlie Obdhe in France.
24) In other words, the obscuration which generally characterizes the narratives of earlier Western pilgrimage accounts is that of the profane within the sacred landscape of Jerusalem.
23 ( ANI ): Anonymity makes a difference online, with a number of anonymous comments containing vulgar, racist, profane or hateful language, a new study has found.
An Ohio teenager wearing a T-shirt with "killer" scrawled on it gave a profane statement and made an obscene gesture in court as he was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday for killing three students in a school shooting rampage last year.
Cardinal Paleotti (1522-97) completed two of the five volumes he had planned for Discorso intorno alle imagini sacre e profane and had them published in 1582.