And it's just so easy, I thought as I pulled my shirt on and, once again, said thank you to the young man I'd just defiled.
They also revived the old custom of killing women who were seen to have defiled their family “honor.”
I cannot help but think of the political and ideological interests that have defiled the city.
Let us look to our garments, and see whether they be defiled.
It is the 'few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments.'
For all these detestable things the inhabitants of the land have done, that were before you, and have defiled it.
And, thank Heaven, it has but seldom been defiled by the globe-trotter.
Now there are more than five thousand springs in the Coast Range which have never been defiled.
But all these cities are defiled and even diseased with industrialism.
Perhaps no other edifice has been directly the cause of more human misery, or defiled with more blood.
c.1400, "to desecrate, profane;" mid-15c., "to make foul or dirty," alteration of earlier defoulen, from Old French defouler "trample down, violate," also "ill-treat, dishonor," from de- "down" (see de-) + foler "to tread," from Latin fullo "person who cleans and thickens cloth by stamping on it" (see foil (v.)).
The alteration (or re-formation) in English is from influence of Middle English filen (v.) "to render foul; make unclean or impure," literal and figurative, from Old English fylen (trans.), related to Old English fulian (intrans.) "to become foul, rot," from the source of foul (adj.). Cf. befoul, which also had a parallel form befilen. Related: Defiled; defiling.
"narrow passage," 1640s, especially in a military sense, "a narrow passage down which troops can march only in single file," from French défilé, noun use of past participle of défiler "march by files" (17c.), from de- "off" (see de-) + file "row," from Latin filum "thread" (see file (v.)). The verb in this sense is 1705, from French défiler.