prophane

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prophane (comparative prophaner or more prophane, superlative prophanest or most prophane)

  1. (hypercorrect) Obsolete form of profane.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
      Sneerers and prophane wits may perhaps laugh at her first fright; yet my graver reader, when he considers the time of night, the summons from her bed, and the situation in which she found her master, will highly justify and applaud her conduct []