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In days of yore, blood on screen was to be feared: think the trickle of blood signaling defilement in old vampire movies.Sex, Blood and Maroon 5: Pop Culture’s Wounds Run Deep|Lizzie Crocker|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They feel there is defilement even in the shadow of the scaffold.'Trent's Last Case|E.C. (Edmund Clerihew) Bentley
It is this which withers up sin to the root, and enables us to cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit.
Cleanness, however, seems to come under temperance, for this it is which precludes bodily defilement.On Prayer and The Contemplative Life|St. Thomas Aquinas
He must not be sullied by a spot of moral defilement (for purity only can face God or love men).
Even the earthly shrine had not itself contracted defilement.