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profane

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

see SACRED AND PROFANE.
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Das Typenspektrum des keramischen Fundmaterials bietet, soweit bei der vergleichsweise kleinen Menge an bestimmbaren Materials festzustellen moglich, Raum fur Interpretationen bezuglich sowohl profaner als auch sakraler Nutzung der Keramik.
Similar to Durkheim's concerns with the immorality of wealth, Simmel saw money as the "profaner" and formulated its alienating propensities (Simmel 1978).
Vouloir a tout prix profaner ce credo seculaire et sacre constitue pour l'auteure une des etapes cruciales dans sa quete de la liberte et un acte de revanche contre cet asservissement:
Profaner of Prophet's companions on the web arrested.
Little girls who had not yet ingested many hosts, bearing wreaths of daisies, would hold up the long white wedding veil in their white, slightly baggy gloves of bobbin lace, so it didn't get snagged on the fence and torn to shreds, before the priest, in the marriage ceremony in the church, split the host in two and placed the half of the body of Christ impressed with the profaner of Christ, lying among the fames of Hell, on the tongue of the farm girl bride and the other, with Lucifer inclined over the sinner, on the tongue of her farm boy husband.
But all her efforts are bound to collapse because she is encountered with an adversary who ,represents the crude destroyer and profaner of this sensibility (Roderick, 1988: 94).
So a preacher could use the word 'God' as many times as the profaner; the only difference is that the latter also uses the words 'damn it.'
Le ministre des Wakfs (biens religieux), Dr Mohamed Abdel Fadil El-Qoussi, a exhorte tous les candidats a la presidentielle a veiller a ne pas profaner les mosquees dans leurs campagnes electorales, affirmant la necessite que les mosquees restent les maisons d'Allah et des lieux de culte qu'il ne faut pas impliquer dans des differends politiques gachant la spiritualite des Musulmans et l'accomplissement des rituels religieux.
To read this author as a literary profaner of the American sacred is to understand how it is that "O'Connor is most 'diabolic' precisely when she is being most militantly Catholic"--as Frederick Crews observes, noting a paradox generally overlooked by the "diabolic" school of O'Connor criticism (156).
As for instance, when the belief which holds the episodic fragments of ritual together begins to wane and the action or plot calls for profaner dramatic forms with which to identify.