• We head uphill, across crumbly volcanic rock through a narrowing defile that rises to the top of a ridge.

    BBC: Iceland on horseback

  • Let us not forget that hatred, envy and pride defile our lives!

    CNN: Text of Pope Francis' homily

  • It calls for the murder of homosexuals, the mistreatment of women, the flogging and stoning of those accused of adultery, the killing of apostates and girls who defile their family's "honor" by dating non-Muslims or wearing pants or make-up, etc.

    CENTERFORSECURITYPOLICY: Kagan's Shariah problem

  • Since I'm frankly at a loss to comprehend why anybody would defile the countryside—I, perhaps unfairly, put the perpetrators in the same antisocial category as arsonists and murderers—I decided to call Wesley Schultz, a professor of psychology at California State University at San Marcos, for added perspective.

    WSJ: Recycled Emotions

  • The trial against the members of Pussy Riot provides an opportunity to use the language of moral outrage to paint those opposed to Mr Putin and the Russian government as louche and untrustworthy, the embodiments of exactly the sort of outside forces that seek to defile Russia and its traditions.

    ECONOMIST: A feminist punk band on trial

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