Desecration sentence example
The earlier caliphs desired their tombs to be kept secret, for fear of desecration.
From the standpoint of the popular religion, the removal of the local altars, like Hezekiah's destruction of the brazen serpent, would be an act of desecration, an iconoclasm which can be partly appreciated from the sentiments of 2 Kings xviii.
On the intervention of Agrippa the order was countermanded, and the assassination of the emperor (41) effectually stopped the desecration.
Zealously carrying out the conditions of the peace, the peasants not only battered down the detested forts, they even destroyed the chapel at the Harzburg and committed other acts of desecration.
The act was at once an assertion of commanding authority and an open condemnation of the religious rulers who had permitted the desecration.Advertisement
The move followed " fresh information " received by the team investigating the desecration of Gladys Hammond's grave.
French officials have condemned the desecration but dismissed it as a one-off incident, probably the responsibility of the far right.
We were less pleased to see the desecration of a memorial to Graham Palmer, a pioneer of the restoration of the Montgomery canal.
The side benches were shorter and it was in this form that the temple was finally abandoned, but not before suffering desecration.
Two are being held at Stafford police station, where they will be questioned about the grave desecration.Advertisement
For this further desecration, the villain is executed in the most horrible manner.
This hugely symbolic event was arguably a ritual act of public desecration which transgressed the most sacred site of communist public space.
Nor the individual who has endeavored to create alarm about " The chartist desecration of the Sabbath " by telling a barefaced lie.
The discussion widened to cover other issues as well, such as the media propaganda and the recent grave desecration.
Above all may we have grace given us to reverence and keep holy the Sabbath day amid so much awful and general desecration.Advertisement
Rubin seeks to go beyond a mere chronicle of the most notorious host desecration episodes.
Today, for fear of its desecration, Stonehenge is usually shut off to public access on midsummer's eve.
A major offering of precious metalwork would be completely comprehensible as a response to the crisis of Roman desecration.
But he proceeded to expend the temple treasure upon an aqueduct for Jerusalem; and some of the Jews regarded the devotion of sacred money to the service of man as a desecration.
The children of Israel, who are described as having newly returned from captivity, are apprehensive of a desecration of their sanctuary, and resolve on resistance to the uttermost.Advertisement
The desecration of the solstice dawn feels to many to be a wound inflicted upon the earth we know is sacred.
Charges were brought against the cast for obscenity and desecration of the US flag - a case that was ultimately decided in favor of the musical by the US Supreme Court.
It was the occupation of Moscow and the desecration of the Kremlin, the sacred centre of Holy Russia, that changed his sentiment for Napoleon into passionate hatred.
In the Theodosian Code the various crimes which are accounted sacrilege include - apostasy, heresy, schism, Judaism, paganism, attempts against the immunity of churches and clergy or privileges of church courts, the desecration of sacraments, &c. and even Sunday.
Then not only were a large number of Czech elementary schools founded, but also many middle schools were given to the Czechs, and Czech classes introduced in German schools; and, what affected the Germans most, in 1882 classes in Czech were started in the university of Prague - a desecration, as it seemed, of the oldest German university.Advertisement
Apart from these bitter provocations - the prohibition of the sign of the covenant and the desecration of the sacred place - the Jews had a leader who was recognized as Messiah by the rabbi Aqiba.
It already, however, bore within it the germ of decay; the accumulation of treasure in the capital had led to a corruption of the simple manners of the earlier times; the exhaustion of the tribes through the heavy blood tax had roused discontent among them; the plundering of the holy places, the attacks on the pilgrim caravans under the escort of Turkish soldiers, and finally, in 1810, the desecration of the tomb of Mahomet and the removal of its costly treasures, raised a cry of dismay throughout the Mahommedan world, and made it clear even to the Turkish sultan that unless the Wahhabi power were crushed his claims to the caliphate were at an end.
The remains were identified after Elizabeth's accession, mingled with the supposed relics of St Frideswide to prevent future desecration, and reburied in the cathedral.
He was buried at Port Royal; in 1711, on the desecration of the cemetery, his, remains were transferred to the church of St Andre des Arcs in Paris.
To one who favoured simplicity of cult the new worship was a desecration of Yahweh, and, braving the anger of the king and queen, he foreshadowed their fate.Advertisement