Hallow is a slightly difficult word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of hallow, followed by 42 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - render holy by means of religious rites
EXAMPLES - Hallow in a Sentence
- The mantra "Hope and Change" is still ringing hallow in my ears. (source)
- In Scripture, the word hallow is a synonym for the word sanctify. (source)
- Something also had transpired concerning her being born on All-hallow (source)
- +ACT III: Scene i+ p. 264, l. 1 _hollow. _ 4to 1690 'hallow'.p. 266, l. (source)
- Worse it demonstrates that the Senate is a hollow hulk in a hallow democracy (source)
- An ancestor of the American hello was the medieval English exclamation hallow! (source)
- In Old High German, it seems victim was the word weoh - what we nowadays know as "hallow". (source)
- Abraham Lincoln: We cannot dedicate - we cannot consecrate - we cannot hallow - this ground. (source)
- Brush with scrambled egg and bake for 40-45 minutes until the loaf sounds hallow when tapped. (source)
- But in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. (source)
- 'But in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground.' (source)
- Hillary's comments are hallow, weak, and wrong but Obama CANNOT just let them ride or he'll lose. (source)
- But in a larger sense we can not dedicate - we can not consecrate - we can not hallow this ground. (source)
- These fallen Soldiers and their Families deserve more than this person standing on their hallow ground. (source)
- But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. (source)
- But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. (source)
- At a glance, there are seven stringed or hallow gadgets scattered against walls or the crevasses between furniture. (source)
- The message is just something that candidates manipulate in order to raise more money, which is why it always rings hallow. (source)
- 'Til death do us part a hallow promise, even with children, when our very self is being annihilated by another person's ego. (source)
- Our evenings were such as hallow and make the luxury of cottage life -- evenings yielded up to cheerfulness, to content and harmony. (source)
- Strengthen the bonds of friendship among the inhabitants of all lands, and may the love of Your name hallow every home and every heart. (source)
- Considering there are 48 states in this brief and more than 2 states challenging the health care mandate, your indignation rings hallow. (source)
- But the vestiges of that institution lingers not only in the backwaters of America, but they also linger in the hallow halls of Congress. (source)
- The writer of this article is banging on a hallow drum, it sounds very familiar, been hearing it for past 8 years, all lies and deceptions. (source)
- You know, the notion that liberals are some set of intellectual elites that look down on the rest of the country ... that always rang hallow for me. (source)
- This was the case with Sarah Palin for women (against Hillary Clinton) and both hallow attempts fell flat for the real leaders of the Republican base. (source)
- The right to freedom of expression is sometimes a hallow promise, and a faded shadow of Constitutional Rights under the First Amendment (Freedom of Speech). (source)
- As Christianity worked its way through Europe the day came to be known as All Hallows Eve, and that which was hallow, meaning holy or to be revered, was honored. (source)
- We have a new civic architecture that is either a kind of hallow facade, or whose expansion provides a backdoor way to demand new funding for government services. (source)
- And that's why we're already seeing some top environmental groups back in the United States already charging this is hallow, not worth the paper that it's written on. (source)
- "There was a man here who was clerkin 'in one of the stores; and one day a feller drove up and said' hallow 'and this clerk came out of the store and says,' What is it? ' (source)
- Christ in our hearts, then our hearts are temples; and if we 'hallow' the Christ that dwells within us, we shall take care that there are no foul things in that sanctuary. (source)
- In essence, the Court provides a hallow victory for those 18,000 GLBT couples because they win by a technicality, not for the righteousness of their claim to full equal protection. (source)
- Abstract words such as glory, honor, courage, or hallow were obscene beside the concrete names of villages, the number of roads, the names of rivers, the number of regiments and the dates. (source)
- But our words and actions here will ring hallow unless we rededicate ourselves everyday to the inherent goodness of human kind and to the proposition that good ultimately triumphs over evil. (source)
- Lord Jesus Christ, by your own three days in the tomb, you hallow the graves of all who believe in you, and so made the grave a sign of hope that promises resurrection, even as it claims our mortal bodies. (source)
- In the first place, the purpose of putting a cloistered community of Carmelites in that place was exactly to hallow that ground, to pray for those who had died there, to be a sign of peace and reconciliation. (source)
- The word Halloween, as you may well recall, is derived from two words: "hallow," meaning "to bless" -- and nothing says blessing like a gooey green spook -- and "een," the noise your mouth makes when you're prying the caramel out of your molars. (source)
- He stood for awhile in a knot of retardation, like a sullen and hallow man of blank (and William Blake like) imbecility, so that if anyone had passed (a Negro or a Cracker) by just then they would have though him an ordinary plain fool (and not the imbecile apprentice to a stinking satyr he was), at length! (source)
- Tabernacle; and first, the holy place, which the priests daily entered and which is called in verse 16 'the tent of meeting,' and next, the altar of burnt offering in the outer court, are in like manner sprinkled seven times with the blood, to 'hallow' them 'from the uncleanness of the children of Israel' (verse 19). (source)
- While the Havdalah ceremony that separates the Sabbath from the week, for example, distinguishes holiness, light, Israel, and the Sabbath on the one side from commonness, darkness, other peoples, and the week on the other, Marcia Falk has rewritten the last blessing of the ritual so as to hallow both sides of the distinction. (source)
- Join the blue Crist you are on the wrong side of the track/Reb ugs telling people if they dont vote their way they are out of the party they were elected to represent the people of this country not the tea junkies what a bunch hallow topped crooks they are on their way down the river and off the continent they don't know how to swim upstream. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 42 example sentences provided below is 60.0, which suggests that "hallow" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 6 synonyms for hallow.
anoint, beatify, bless, dedicate, praise, sanctify
We have 3 antonyms for hallow.
condemn, curse, damn
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of hallow from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-transitive) To make or set apart as holy.
- (verb-transitive) To respect or honor greatly; revere.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A saint; a holy person; an apostle.
- (verb) To make holy, to sanctify.
- (verb) To shout, especially to urge on dogs for hunting.
- (noun) A shout, cry; a hulloo.
- (adjective) Alternative spelling of hollow.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (verb-transitive) To make holy; to set apart for holy or religious use; to consecrate; to treat or keep as sacred; to reverence.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) To mark or set apart as holy; consecrate to holy or religious use; keep sacred; regard or treat as holy; reverence; adore; hold in solemn honor.
- (None) Synonyms Dedicate, Consecrate, etc. See devote.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) render holy by means of religious rites