verb (used with object), pro·faned, pro·fan·ing.
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His novel The Last Magazine, published posthumously this month, is just like him: blistering, fun, insightful, and profane.
Charming, profane, alcoholic television anchorman becomes local hero and changes the news business.
From the divine to the profane, what we mean when we say that potent word.
But we were, of course, mostly giggling at the nom de sext “Carlos Danger” and his profane sexual demands.The Absurd Media Response to Steve Cohen’s Non-Scandal|Michael Moynihan|July 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It was, as Woodward remembers, pure Bradlee—brief, profane, and entirely correct.7 Scoops From New Bio of Ben Bradlee, “Yours in Truth”|Matthew DeLuca|May 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Admiration is in its nature respectful, whilst desire tends to profane its object.Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good|Victor Cousin
To an architect these mosques are no doubt highly interesting; to a profane person like myself they offer little attraction.A Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy|Ida Pfeiffer
But in handsome, sound editions of ancient and modern writers, both sacred and profane, the d'Esparvieu library is second to none.The Revolt of the Angels|Anatole France
This is a mood of speaking to which we are not accustomed—it savours, some of our friends would say, a little of the profane.The Life of George Borrow|Clement K. Shorter
In the first place, the religious life and the profane life cannot coexist in the same place.The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life|Emile Durkheim