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tr.v. des·e·crat·ed, des·e·crat·ing, des·e·crates
To violate the sacredness of; profane.

des′e·crat′er, des′e·cra′tor n.
des′e·cra′tion n.
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nSchänder(in) m(f); (of graves)Grabschänder(in) m(f)
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"And as a proof," added the clerk, "here are the desecrator's very shoes, which he left behind him."
Especially when it is difficult to kill the speculations that this abominable crime was purportedly carried out by vested interests to sow communal discord in the region, it becomes difficult to understand why the government is satisfied with the 'serial desecrator' theory and is in a hurry to lead all investigations in that direction!
Zulfiqar Mirza a good person or implicitly considers him so, he would also be declared a desecrator of the Prophet (PBUH), he claimed.
Then the steel panels were cleaned by mixture of pure solvents and kept to dry at room temperature and stored in desecrator for further use according to ASTM D2201-06.
The Antichrist dominates in the apocalyptic end time, and he is the desecrator of the Jewish temple.
Desecration is a public good in the sense of being nonexcludable (other people besides the desecrator cannot be blocked from experiencing changes in utility as a result of his action) and nonrivalrous (creating a utility effect on other people does not incur extra costs).
Medieval English versions are less likely than their counterparts to include the avenging angel, but the withering of the desecrator's hands appears in the Blickling Homily, the Cursor Mundi, the South English Legendary, and the Golden Legend, in addition to the N-Town Cycle.
We have already mentioned how Aeneas at the end of the Aeneid becomes a kind of Turnus; in the scenes mentioned in the preceding paragraph, Aeneas ironically resembles Achilles, the killer of the Trojan leader Hector, the desecrator of Hector's body, the man Agamemnon aptly calls "the most violent man alive" and the antithesis of Roman heroism (Iliad 1.172).
With Hamlet, too, Bieito's first English-language Shakespeare, presented in a co-production with the Birmingham Repertory Theatre at the 2003 Edinburgh Festival, the director re-envisaged the play through markedly contemporary prisms that alienated the UK critics, further endorsing his supposed position as a desecrator of the Bard.
"To the Jews he is but a desecrator, a misleader and seducer, a traitor to all that is most precious and holy, a corrupter of the House of Israel, an incendiary of the Holy Temple." (48)
That might also explain the posturing picture of the desecrator at the moment of truth.
The sight filled him with blind anger and a mad lust to kill the desecrator. (Ibid., p.