unhallow

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v unhallow remove the consecration from a person or an object
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Unhallow To profane; to desecrate. "The vanity unhallows the virtue."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unhallow To profane; desecrate.
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Quotations

  • William Shakespeare
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    “Let never day nor night unhallowed pass, but still remember what the Lord hath done.”

Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

They wish to rid Europe of the unhallowed yoke which weighs upon it in the person of the Emperor Napoleon.
"A Conspiracy of the Carbonari" by Louise Mühlbach
He felt that he was treading the dark mazes of some unhallowed plot.
"The Lost Treasure of Trevlyn" by Evelyn Everett-Green
Behind me was an unhallowed past, and before me the brink of an awful eternity.
"Wit, Humor, Reason, Rhetoric, Prose, Poetry and Story Woven into Eight Popular Lectures" by George W. Bain
I'm ashamed of you, colonel, allowing so unhallowed a marriage tie in your household.
"Two Knapsacks" by John Campbell
But the wisdom of our ancestors is in the simile; and my unhallowed hands shall not disturb it, or the Country's done for.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 6" by Charles H. Sylvester
Mine is an unhallowed name.
"St. Cuthbert's" by Robert E. Knowles
Of an unhallowed Pleasure offers such Freedom, and with pollution in its touch.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, April 8, 1893" by Various
In the clefts of the mountains they remember and honor the young chieftain, whose body had been thrown into unhallowed ground.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 5, May, 1864" by Various
And here it converted a legitimate convenience into an unhallowed business.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
This memorable "day of the sections," as it is often called, was an unhallowed day for France and French liberty.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
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In poetry:

Oh, Mother South, hast thou forgot thy ways,
Forgot the glory of thine ancient days,
Forgot the honor that once made thee great,
And stooped to this unhallowed estate?
"To The South" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Or oft, when eve her twilight stillness spreads,
She loves to wander in the lonely glade,
Where no rough wight, with feet unhallow'd, treads,
To break the chain by Meditation made.
"Meditation" by Charlotte Dacre
Gods! shall a sordid son of earth
Enfold a form of heavenly birth,
And ravish joys divine;
An angel bless unconscious arms?
The circle of surrender'd charms
Unhallowed hands entwine?
"Ode To a Young Lady" by John Logan
The sun shall set, and heaven’s resplendent spheres
Gild the smooth turf unhallowed yet by tears,
But ah! how soon the evening stars will shed
Their sleepless light around the slumbering dead!
"A Poem. Dedication of the Pittsfield Cemetery" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
VI. Nor where the boding raven chaunts,
Nor near the owl's unhallow'd haunts
Will she her cares imploy;
But flies from ruins and from tombs,
From superstition's horrid glooms,
To day-light and to joy.
"Ode I: The Preface" by Mark Akenside
Let those who doubt the heavenly source
Of revelation's page divine,
Use as their weapons fraud and force—
No such unhallow'd arms are mine.
I only wield its holy word—
Reason its shield, and truth its sword.
"Persecution" by John Bowring

In news:

The Black Dahlia Murder have come a long way since their full-length debut Unhallowed.
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