Definition Of transgress


infringe or go beyond the bounds of (a moral principle or other established standard of behavior).

she had transgressed an unwritten social law

Example Of transgress

  • Are gay students going to be the only students whose transgressions would be kept secret from their parents?

  • As the sea level rose in the early to middle Holocene, dunes on the low-gradient shelf were transgressed and provided the core for the modern offshore sandy shoals.

  • At some point during the lower Devonian, the sea began to transgress again, and this continued through the deposition of the Port Ewen formation.

  • Before 6pm, I'd feel I was transgressing an unwritten rule.

  • But we apparently choose to make an example out of petty transgressors such as these to lull ourselves into the belief that we're winning the battle against crime!

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