The whole country was reduced to a desert, Susa was plundered and razed to the ground, the royal sepulchres were desecrated, and the images of the gods and of 32 kings "in silver, gold, bronze and alabaster," were carried away.
When Judas reconquered Jerusalem and re-dedicated the desecrated Temple, his work, from the Pharisees' point of view, was done.
fine choir-stalls and for the series of six eastern chapels which from outside give a very good example of Gothic brickwork, comparable with the even finer apse of the now desecrated church of San Gregorio.
An eastern lady chapel dates from c. 1410, but the upper part is modern, for the chapel was long desecrated.
cemeteryno good being associated by such an action with gas chambers and desecrated cemeteries.
desecrated the temple by setting up an altar to Zeus, king of the Greek gods.
They were hunted down and killed as animals, their sacred sites desecrated and their beliefs derided.
desecrated the royal tombs.
Private Johnson had not only desecrated the statue of their Goddess, he had also desecrated the woman who played the Goddess.
The server came by, looked at the now desecrated Fifth Floor restaurant cloths, and made a little notation on her pad.
The newly formed Anglican Church demanded that all popish idolatry be wiped out, and many a sacred site was subsequently desecrated.
spitr pews are empty, our churches are desecrated, our faith and creed spat upon by modern society.
Their national aspirations had received a contemptuous acknowledgment, when their Temple had been desecrated by the entry of a foreign conqueror.
It is not improbable that the Elohistic redaction of the second collection of psalms is due not so much to any Jewish scruples about writing the Tetragrammaton as to the fear that it might fall into the hands of the heathen who were trying to destroy the Hebrew Scriptures, and might thus be desecrated (cf.
For a time Poland proper became a smoking wilderness, and wild beasts made their lairs in the ruined and desecrated churches.
Our pews are empty, our churches are desecrated, our faith and creed spat upon by modern society.
A well-preserved gateway of red sandstone and portions of two towers of the castle are included in the buildings of the present gaol, and the old parish church of St Peter contains some interesting monuments, amongst them being the altar tomb (of the 6th century) of Sir Rhys ap Thomas, K.G., and his wife, which was removed hither for safety at the Reformation from the desecrated church of the neighbouring Priory of St John.
would seem to have been inspired by the sight or the description of the never-to-be-forgotten procession of the victorious Maccabees in 164 B.C. to rededicate the desecrated Temple.
When the insurgents under Duke Otto were joined by the Thuringians, Henry was compelled in 1074 to release Magnus and to make a number of concessions as the price of the peace of Gerstungen; which, however, was short-lived, as the peasants employed in pursuance of its terms in demolishing the forts, desecrated the churches and violated the ducal tombs.
A Decorated chapel in it, formerly desecrated, was restored to sacred use by citizens of Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., in 1857, in memory of the connexion of that city with the English town.
The traditional scene of the Nativity, a grotto on the eastern part of the ridge, is alleged to have been desecrated during the reign of Hadrian by a temple of Adonis.
The Dominican convent at Gloucester still exhibits the cloister-court, on the north side of which is the desecrated church.
Ultimately it was returned to its former owners, but the Mahommedans considered it desecrated, and it has never since been used as a place of worship. Allahabad (Illahabad) was the name given to the city when Akbar built the great fort.
This avoidance of the original name was due on the one hand to reverence and on the other to fear lest the name be desecrated by heathens.
The word usage examples above have been gathered from various sources to reflect current and historial usage. They do not represent the opinions of YourDictionary.com.