Unconsecrate

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Unconsecrate To render not sacred; to deprive of sanctity; to desecrate.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unconsecrate To deprive of sacred character; desecrate.
    • unconsecrate Not consecrated; unconsecrated.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Unconsecrate to deprive of consecrated character
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1st pref. un-, + consecrate,

Usage

In literature:

The interest you cherish is lawless and unconsecrated.
"Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte
It was unconsecrated, and there could be no sacrilege in using it.
"The Shame of Motley" by Raphael Sabatini
Massissauga had but an untidy desolate-looking region, with a rude snake fence, all unconsecrated!
"The Trial" by Charlotte M. Yonge
The whole congregation had but one topic as they streamed into the unconsecrated daylight.
"Denzil Quarrier" by George Gissing
You were good from instinct and from unconsecrated moral grace.
"The Philosophical Letters" by Friedrich Schiller
His grave, trodden by cattle hoofs, is in a desolate unconsecrated spot.
"Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia" by Thomas Mitchell
No enclosure marks it from the unconsecrated dunes.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
He wanted to give her the unconsecrated wafer.
"The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2)" by Anatole France
His body was left for five years in unconsecrated ground in a foreign country.
"Legends of the Rhine" by Wilhelm Ruland
You'll unconsecrate the church for Miss Van Buren.
"The Chauffeur and the Chaperon" by C. N. Williamson
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In poetry:

These children of my soul I keep
Where scarce a mortal man may see,
Yet not unconsecrate, dear friend,
Baptismal rites they claim of thee.
"Mother Mind" by Julia Ward Howe
But still of my unconsecrated heart
Distrustful, they half-fallen linger there,
And do not dare to drop and moisten me.
No, Mary ! No, O Virgin Mother fair !
"The Virgin's Tears" by Leo Alishan
"Die in thy shame," said Fate,
"Die in thy shame!
Naught here can compensate
But the proud radiance of that glorious flame,
Genius: fade, thou, unconsecrate!"
"A Passing Voice" by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop
And did he die unpitied and unwept,—
Most probably, for there are fools who think
‘T is crime in man to take what is his own—
And ‘t was on account they laid him here,
Within this sweet, unconsecrated, spot.
"The Suicide’s Grave (From The German)" by George Borrow

In news:

Is the unconsecrated single life a vocation.
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