And it's just so easy, I thought as I pulled my shirt on and, once again, said thank you to the young man I'd just defiled.
They also revived the old custom of killing women who were seen to have defiled their family “honor.”
It ends with the question, “Where is the fear of Allah in Jerusalem, which has been defiled by the Zionists?”
I cannot help but think of the political and ideological interests that have defiled the city.
Let us look to our garments, and see whether they be defiled.
Then Alexander's Feast—the little harpies have been at that too, and it is defiled.
For all these detestable things the inhabitants of the land have done, that were before you, and have defiled it.
Yes, my husband who has defiled me as no other on earth could have soiled and degraded me!
Now there are more than five thousand springs in the Coast Range which have never been defiled.
They have sacked it, defiled it, destroyed it; but what does that matter!
c.1400, "to desecrate, profane;" mid-15c., "to make foul or dirty," alteration of earlier defoulen, from Old French defouler "trample down, violate," also "ill-treat, dishonor," from de- "down" (see de-) + foler "to tread," from Latin fullo "person who cleans and thickens cloth by stamping on it" (see foil (v.)).
The alteration (or re-formation) in English is from influence of Middle English filen (v.) "to render foul; make unclean or impure," literal and figurative, from Old English fylen (trans.), related to Old English fulian (intrans.) "to become foul, rot," from the source of foul (adj.). Cf. befoul, which also had a parallel form befilen. Related: Defiled; defiling.
"narrow passage," 1640s, especially in a military sense, "a narrow passage down which troops can march only in single file," from French défilé, noun use of past participle of défiler "march by files" (17c.), from de- "off" (see de-) + file "row," from Latin filum "thread" (see file (v.)). The verb in this sense is 1705, from French défiler.