any act considered to be against the laws or designs of nature or one's religious teachings.
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How to use crime against nature in a sentence
I do not go too far, when I call it the crime against nature, from which the soul recoils, and which language refuses to describe.Charles Sumner; his complete works, volume 5 (of 20) | Charles Sumner
It is not a crime against nature; nor are any of these which men commit in consequence of their necessities.Advice to Young Men | William Cobbett
Derelictio communis utilitatis contra naturam—The 50 abandonment of what is for the common good is a crime against nature.
His trade can never be improved or purified, being itself a crime against nature.Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922 | Howard Phillips Lovecraft
To ignore a difference inherent in nature is a crime against nature and is punished accordingly by nature.Dixie After the War | Myrta Lockett Avary