- v corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
- v violate the sacred character of a place or language
- s treated irreverently or sacrilegiously
- The Leftists, declared the prelates, showed little consideration for the Church: "Tombs and churchyards have been profaned.
- Fallaci has said that Muslims "breed like rats," and she has complained that Muslims have left "yellow streaks of urine that profaned the millenary marbles of the Baptistery" in .
- Why was the house of the Lord profaned?" A black-robed figure stepped forward and answered: "Prejudice, hate and ignorance have struck.
- Pope John Paul II in Catholic Online
John Paul told those assembled on the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker that because work "has been profaned by sin and contaminated by egoism," it is an activity that "needs to be redeemed."
- Karl Marx in guardian.co.uk
Yet they are invited to join a global market under which, as Marx and Engels warned, "all that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned".
- Sonny Perdue in Houston Chronicle
It is estimated that no less than a million people were expelled from their homes at gunpoint, civilians were massacred, hundreds of Palestinian villages deliberately destroyed, mosques and churches profaned, and convents and schools vandalised.... Samuel Kobia http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Kobia&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEuJlPx0phnDTGQk-K2tUcKxd5SZg Ekklesia http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/10137&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNE9QZLqxk5qYfpMCcI897BJopUvZw Aug 29, 2009
77796 104858 profanely Perdue said in a letter to Perry that White had verbally and profanely abused" the women.