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Profaned meaning

profaned - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. of Profane

profaned - examples of usage

  1. But the ancient name of Mithra was never profaned in the liturgy by any translation. - "Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius", Samuel Dill.
  2. A hymn- book which is intended entirely for congregational use must be faulty in one of two ways; either it will offer for congregational singing hymns whose sacred and intimate character is profaned by such a treatment, or it will have to omit some of the most beautiful hymns in the language: but congregations differ much, not only with regard to the music in which they are capable of joining, but also as to the sort of words which best express their religious emotion. - "A Practical Discourse on Some Principles of Hymn-Singing", Robert Bridges.
  3. Frederick nodded to the painter, and, seizing Barbarina's hand, led her into the adjoining room, his Tusculum, never before profaned by a woman's foot; open only to the king's dearest, most trusted friends. - "Berlin and Sans-Souci", Louise Muhlbach.
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