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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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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.
We passed it in the night, and entered that sea, so renowned on many accounts in history, both sacred and profane.
On each side of the choir and behind the gratings opening into the convent was assembled the whole community of the Carmelites, who listened to the divine service, and mingled their chant with the chant of the priests, without seeing the profane, or being seen by them.
From another a shrill lamentation rang out filled with profane allusions to a general.
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. As soon as a preacher or pseudo prophet of the kind gets followers enough, he either takes command of the tribe, or branches off and sets up an independent chief and "medicine man."
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.
Writing in French, they cover pensee serielle au Moyen Age, de la tradition chretienne aux listes profanes; nouvelles organisations du savior profane durant la premiere modernite; and continuites: vices et vertus et l'ordre du monde, du Moyen Age aux Lumieres.
Temporary construction to hidden obligations, a sort of Twenty Four Hours with added Mickey Mouse ears, muddies and profanes this history while acknowledging its significance.