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unhallowed

1. not consecrated or holy
2. sinful or profane
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They did so; and, by the blaze of the hell-kindled torches, the wretched man beheld his Faith, and the wife her husband, trembling before that unhallowed altar.
Despite fashioning herself as a visionary ("I saw--with shut eyes, but acute mental vision--I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts"), Shelley eschewed originality, individual authorship, and literary property--ideas associated with literacy and the consensus views of eighteenth-century print culture (196).
There could be no doubt now, they thought, that these obsequies, unhallowed by priest or ikon, were an act of sacrilege.
Longley compares "The Cairn at Dooaghtry" with deaths at Terezin, memorializing innumerable children who "lie under the cairn, unhallowed souls,"
That the new site is central, and that it is not; that it is exposed to sewer gas, and that it is not; that the pupils will be endangered by infections which may sometimes attack the secretive Chinese, and that they will not; that they will be morally contaminated by the pagan crew, and that on their way to and from the temple of learning as many must pass the unhallowed spot to reach the old site as the new, while during school hours the children will be kept on the school ground, and the heathen will be kept off--such points have probably been weighed by each voter.
The Manchester Guardian suggested that Esher and Haldane regarded the play as "sacrosanct", and feared the impact of "any unhallowed ridicule" that might damage its value as a recruiting agent ("Follies").
Cattle found feeding in unhallowed pastures are seized and the violating shepherd is fined.
He's always ecstatic to break unhallowed ground, and is especially proud now that his business is expanding when so much of the economy is contracting.
Speaking of the character Richard Furnival in All Hallows' Eve, the narrator says: "Luxury stole gently out within him and in that warm air flowed about him; luxury, luxuria, the quiet distilled luxuria of his wishes and habits, the delicate sweet lechery of idleness, the tasting of unhallowed peace" (99).
Told from the perspective of lab assistant Igor, this reimagining features some fun production design and a performance of undiluted bug-eyed flamboyance from James McAvoy as the titular pale student of unhallowed arts, but its reservoirs of energy and ingenuity run dry long before the finale, leaving the film to lumber to its half-hearted conclusion.
Victor Frankenstein created the monster and later remorsefully asks, "Who shall conceive the horrors of my secret toil as I dabble among the unhallowed damps of the grave .
The first is an arrogant pretension falsified by the contradictory opinions of Rulers in all ages, and throughout the world: the second an unhallowed perversion of the means of salvation.