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uttering, containing, or exhibiting blasphemy; irreverent; profane.
Contemporary Examples

What Mary Thought: ‘The Testament of Mary’ by Colm Tóibín Benjamin Lytal November 17, 2012
How Anti-Islam Movie Helps the Taliban Sami Yousafzai September 17, 2012
What Mary Thought: ‘The Testament of Mary’ by Colm Tóibín Benjamin Lytal November 17, 2012

Historical Examples

The Cloister and the Hearth Charles Reade
Laws Plato
The Green Carnation Robert Smythe Hichens
Homer’s Odyssey Denton J. Snider
Very Woman Remy de Gourmont
Visions and Revisions John Cowper Powys
The Felon’s Track Michael Doheny

expressing or involving impiousness or gross irreverence towards God, a divine being, or something sacred


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