Definition of desecration
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Ida invited me to join her and a group of mothers on Mother’s Day in a sunrise prayer over the desecration of a magnificent panel of petroglyphs called Birthing Rock, near Moab.
For the women of Bears Ears, the desecration of Birthing Rock felt like a personal insult to them specifically.
Having honed a real talent for dialogue toughened by unspeakable longing, Johnston imbues with tenderness even moments of utter desecration, as in the opening story, which concludes with spitting into a grave.In ‘Rites,’ Savannah Johnston portrays the aching, farcical nature of existence with stunning clarity|Kristen Millares Young|September 27, 2021|Washington Post
The physical breaching and desecration of our temple of democracy must never happen again.Insurrectionists Openly Planned for Weeks to Storm the Capitol. Why Were Police So Easily Overwhelmed?|Vera Bergengruen|January 7, 2021|Time
In another context, they’d sing the beauty of our world rather than warn of its desecration.In the galleries: Up to his elbows in watery works and lustrous prints|Mark Jenkins|December 18, 2020|Washington Post
Christian refugees in southern Turkey tell of rapes, forced conversions to Islam and the desecration of churches.
They are the cultural destruction and desecration by armed extreme Islamic groups that have seized power.
It turns my stomach to write these words, but this is "desecration."Perry Has a Point About the Marines Video vs. the Daniel Pearl Video|Asra Q. Nomani|January 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I can think of no greater desecration to the victims of 9/11.
The Tehran and Tabriz bazaars closed briefly on December 16 as a show of protest against the desecration.
That such desecration should be permitted in a civilized country only a century ago indeed seems incredible.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car|Thomas D. Murphy
To bring them out only to attend a reception, or a tea party, is a desecration.The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 3 (of 4)|W. Grant Hague
The laugh is still, the noise has fled, and the first sound of the skate on the black ice seems almost a desecration.The Hills and the Vale|Richard Jefferies
To have gone other than softly through the living heart of the greenwood must have savoured of desecration.The History of Sir Richard Calmady|Lucas Malet
In order to preserve it from desecration, he adopted it as his family burial plot.A History of the City of Brooklyn and Kings County Volume II|Stephen M. Ostrander