1 She thought she was prospering finely, but unconsciously she was beginning to desecrate some of the womanliest attributes of a woman's character.
Little Women By Louisa May AlcottGet Context In CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR
2 He could not admit that he was mistaken then, for his spiritual condition then was precious to him, and to admit that it was a proof of weakness would have been to desecrate those moments.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo TolstoyGet Context In PART 8: Chapter 8
3 Nor were they less careful to prevent any unhallowed layman from touching the pall, which, having been that used at the funeral of Saint Edmund, was liable to be desecrated, if handled by the profane.
4 A feeling of pain crept over him as he thought of the desecration that was in store for the fair face on the canvas.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar WildeGet Context In CHAPTER 8