v. pass over or beyond; surpass
You may transgress this programming if the circumstances are right.
Sentence in Classic:
And while their manners were thus the subject of sarcastic observation, the untaught Saxons unwittingly transgressed several of the arbitrary rules established for the regulation of society.
He certainly knew what was right, nor could she fix on any one article of moral duty evidently transgressed; but yet she would have been afraid to answer for his conduct.
The forgiveness, at first, indeed, as was reasonable, comprehended only Robert; and Lucy, who had owed his mother no duty and therefore could have transgressed none, still remained some weeks longer unpardoned.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen Context
The minister, on the other hand, had never gone through an experience calculated to lead him beyond the scope of generally received laws; although, in a single instance, he had so fearfully transgressed one of the most sacred of them.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne Context
Only the morning pained him with its dim memory of dark orgiastic riot, its keen and humiliating sense of transgression.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
The laws say that none among men may be alone, ever and at any time, for this is the great transgression and the root of all evil.
This constrained them to come unto laws, wherein all men might see their duty beforehand, and know the penalties of transgressing them.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke Context