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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Desecrator One who desecrates. "Desecrators of the church."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n desecrator Same as desecrater.
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In literature:

It was certainly unworthy of him to taunt them with having desecrated the Sabbath day by writing their plea.
"Stephen A. Douglas" by Allen Johnson
His very look is an insult, his touch a desecration.
"Paradise Garden" by George Gibbs
Happily for all three, Lady Roscoe never desecrated their paradise in the flesh.
"Far to Seek" by Maud Diver
In the far corner the crouching Nap gnawed at that head, tearing, mutilating, desecrating.
"Bunker Bean" by Harry Leon Wilson
It seemed like a desecration even to try to match-make him and it made me hot with indignation all over.
"The Melting of Molly" by Maria Thompson Daviess
It seemed like a desecration even to try to match-make him, and it made me hot with indignation all over.
"The Melting of Molly" by Maria Thompson Daviess
Adjoining this room was a chapel, in which a pulpit, a desecrated image of the Virgin, and some frames without the pictures, yet remained.
"The Texan Star" by Joseph A. Altsheler
It seems almost desecration for a person who did not know and love Lloyd to be so intimately associated with her.
"The Little Colonel's Chum: Mary Ware" by Annie Fellows Johnston
Churches were distracted and at discord, and the pulpit, for the first time in Georgia, desecrated by political philippics.
"The Memories of Fifty Years" by William H. Sparks
The documents have been filched from their august chambers, and the shrine is desecrated.
"The Literature of the Ancient Egyptians" by E. A. Wallis Budge
Witchcraft, Sabbath desecration, and sexual laxities were the most prominent and popular sins.
"A Short History of Scotland" by Andrew Lang
Who was this potentate who dared desecrate the honored quiet of this loft?
"The Voice in the Fog" by Harold MacGrath
Not for worlds would I remain even one day longer in the home he has desecrated by his crimes.
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
And more than ruined villages and desecrated churches these soldiers pronounce condemnation.
"Current History, A Monthly Magazine" by New York Times
Symbols hallowed by Time; but finally defaced and desecrated.
"Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History" by Thomas Carlyle
He was desecrated and humiliated by having tied around his middle the end of the clothesline that stretched across the alley.
"Riviera Towns" by Herbert Adams Gibbons
You can exclude the thought of evil or you can yield and allow the tempter to desecrate your shrine.
"How to Add Ten Years to your Life and to Double Its Satisfactions" by S. S. Curry
But I have a horror of desecrating graves.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
This desecration of their sacred places had given rise to the deepest feelings of exasperation among the people.
"At Aboukir and Acre" by George Alfred Henty
Amberley stayed on in his lonely lean-to, or roamed over his desecrated acres, bewildered and aggrieved.
"Peak and Prairie" by Anna Fuller

In poetry:

No desecrated home shall be,
No vice-predestined birth,
No stews of maudlin gluttony,
When Bacchus rules the earth.
"Bacchus [Excerpt]" by Bernard O Dowd
Spare us the hint of slightest desecration,
Spotless preserve us an untainted shrine;
Not for thy sake, oh goddess of creation,
Not for thy sake, oh woman, but for mine.
"Of F.W.H.M. to One that Smokes" by James Kenneth Stephen
Then, while the burning village smoked on high,
And desecrated all the peaceful sky,
They took us captive, us, born frank and free,
On fleet, strong camels through the sandy sea.
"Zira: In Captivity" by Laurence Hope
Now a black demon, belching fire and steam,
Drags thee away, a pale, dismantled dream,
And all thy desecrated bulk
Must landlocked lie, a helpless hulk,
To gather weeds in the regardless stream.
"Turner's Old Temeraire" by James Russell Lowell
O sacred head, O desecrate,
O labour-wounded feet and hands,
O blood poured forth in pledge to fate
Of nameless lives in divers lands,
O slain and spent and sacrificed
People, the grey-grown speechless Christ!
"Before A Crucifix" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
"This for Eileen, yellow-haired, this for dear and dark-eyed Maeve,
This for altar overthrown, this for desecrated grave,
Strong and swift for hunger dire, withered mother, murdered sire"–
Red the heart's-blood tinged each pike in Glen Moylena.
"Glen Moylena" by Anna Johnston MacManus

In news:

To many parishioners, the recent invasion of St Patrick's Cathedral by dozens of angry AIDS protesters was an act of desecration.
For Pussy Riot, and for Western intellectuals, desecration counts as freedom of expression.
Vandals desecrate Schenectady Hindu Temple.
Park rangers on the hunt for vandals who desecrate Civil War artifact.
Obama's Plan to Desecrate 9/11.
Gov Shafer's grave, church desecrated .
Edmonson County Grave Site Desecrated .
Last night at 10, we told you about a desecrated grave site in Edmonson county.
Austria reports 43 Jewish graves desecrated in Vienna.
Desecrated diagonals put us at a crossroads.
Police are stepping up security around Muslim prayer centers after desecrated Qurans were found outside two mosques over the weekend.
The gravestones and memorials lay side by side today, uprooted and overturned, their desecration and simple inscriptions recalling the tumultuous lives and deaths of Jews in Germany.
Police call desecration a hate crime.
Hindu temple's desecration evidence of intolerant America *Voters should boot out disrespectful pols *Don't have money to give.
The imam 's arrest could release the girl, who supporters say is mentally handicapped, out of prison, where she faces a life sentence if convicted of charges she desecrated the Quran.