DEFILE's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of defile
Definition:
v. pollute; make dirty or spotty
Example:
The hoodlums defile the church with their scurrilous writing.
Sentence in Classic:
He bore cynically with the shameful details of his secret riots in which he exulted to defile with patience whatever image had attracted his eyes.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
Two dark jagged peaks loomed above them through the darkness, and the defile which led between them was the Eagle CaƱon in which the horses were awaiting them.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
I only desired he would lend me two clean shirts, which, having been washed since he wore them, I believed would not so much defile me.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift Context
But suddenly the Harpies are upon us, swooping awfully from the mountains, and shaking their wings with loud clangour, plunder the feast, and defile everything with unclean touch, spreading a foul smell, and uttering dreadful cries.
The Aeneid By Virgil Context
Then outrages were heaped upon me, and as my soul was not subdued they wished to defile my body forever.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas Context
The advance, with Heyward at its head, had already reached the defile, and was slowly disappearing, when the attention of Cora was drawn to a collection of stragglers by the sounds of contention.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context
He drew up his pistol, examined it, pointed it towards that point in the defile where the first man would appear.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe Context