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  • Things said against the church or God.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Blas*pheme" (blăs*fēm"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blasphemed (-fēmd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Blaspheming.] [OE. blasfemēn, L. blasphemare, fr. Gr. blasfhmei^n: cf. F. blasphémer. See Blame, v.] 1. To speak of, or address, with impious irreverence; to revile impiously (anything sacred); as, to blaspheme the Holy Spirit.

So Dagon shall be magnified, and God,
Besides whom is no god, compared with idols,
Disglorified, blasphemed, and had in scorn.
Milton.

How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge thyself on all those who thus continually blaspheme thy great and all-glorious name?
Dr. W. Beveridge.

2. Figuratively, of persons and things not religiously sacred, but held in high honor: To calumniate; to revile; to abuse.

You do blaspheme the good in mocking me.
Shak.

Those who from our labors heap their board,
Blaspheme their feeder and forget their lord.
Pope.

Blas*pheme", v. i. To utter blasphemy.

He that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness.
Mark iii. 29.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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