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 Meanings and Examples of DEFILE
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defile
 v.  pollute; make dirty or spotty
Example Sentence:
1  The hoodlums defile the church with their scurrilous writing.
2  You can't touch pitch without being defiled.
3  Touch pitch, and you will be defiled.
Classic Sentence: (33 in 3 pages)
1  He met us hard by, in our outward march to ambush his advance, and scattered us, like driven deer, through the defile, to the shores of Horican.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14
2  To the south stretched the defile, or rather broken plain, so often mentioned.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14
3  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17
4  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
5  Night was coming on rapidly, and it was almost dark before he at last found himself in a defile which was familiar to him.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER V. THE AVENGING ANGELS
6  He had now come to the mouth of the very defile in which he had left them.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER V. THE AVENGING ANGELS
7  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
Get Context   In Chapter 2
8  They would defile it and make it shameful.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10
9  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
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER XI.
10  I may degrade and defile myself, but I am not anyone's slave.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: VI
11  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
Get Context   In 56 CAPTIVITY: THE FIFTH DAY
12  ALL night their course lay through intricate defiles and over irregular and rock-strewn paths.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER V. THE AVENGING ANGELS
13  During the whole of that day they struggled on through the defiles, and by evening they calculated that they were more than thirty miles from their enemies.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER V. THE AVENGING ANGELS
14  For five days he toiled footsore and weary through the defiles which he had already traversed on horseback.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER V. THE AVENGING ANGELS
15  Then La Beresina, then Lutzen, Bautzen, Dresden, Wachau, Leipzig, and the defiles of Gelenhausen; then Montmirail, Chateau-Thierry, Craon, the banks of the Marne, the banks of the Aisne, and the redoubtable position of Laon.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER II—ONE OF THE RED SPECTRES OF THAT EPOCH