against nature


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against nature

Contrary to what is considered natural, moral, or proper for human life. The horrible way they treat these is a crime against nature. People in the 1930s said my grandparents' marriage was against nature. I'm thankful that we've gotten to a point where most people don't think like that any more.
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against ˈnature

not natural; not moral: Murder is a crime against nature.
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References in classic literature ?
On one of these too frequent occasions he was boasting of his prowess as a pedestrian and athlete, and the outcome was a match against nature.
Here at present I felt afresh--for I had felt it again and again-- how my equilibrium depended on the success of my rigid will, the will to shut my eyes as tight as possible to the truth that what I had to deal with was, revoltingly, against nature.
I have worn myself out trying to call you back to your own, to set the blood flowing once more in your veins, to break for one moment the barriers which you had set up against Nature herself.
From his past life, from his resolution to shrink from nothing, the count had acquired an inconceivable relish for the contests in which he had engaged, sometimes against nature, that is to say, against God, and sometimes against the world, that is, against the devil.
It was the old story of the thief trying to turn honest man; the thing was against nature, and there was an end of it.
They had come back from strange refuges and hiding-places and had squatted down among the familiar houses and begun that hard struggle against nature for food which was now the chief interest of their lives.
And to find him sitting so quietly was surprising, like something against nature, inhuman.
Valentin and Mademoiselle heard something; they knew their father's death was somehow against nature.
For the future of mankind, we do not have to struggle against nature but find a symbiotic path with it," he added.
As for the items concerned with preventing the violation of nature, the draft law sets strict sanctions for a number of crimes which could be committed against nature and to prevent them.
The band won four Grammys for Two Against Nature after reforming in the 1990s.
They are being investigated by federal law enforcement for committing "crimes against nature," according to (https://pilotonline.
When we go against nature, it revenges, the environmentalist concluded.
With strong characters and suspenseful scenes strung one after another, readers enter an amazing work of speculative fiction that pits good against evil, man against man, and man against nature.
He has all kinds of miracles, things that go against nature.