Hallowed is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of hallowed, followed by 32 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - worthy of religious veneration
EXAMPLES - Hallowed in a Sentence
- The word hallowed means, to render or pronounce holy. (source)
- God never thinks his name hallowed unless his Son be honoured. (source)
- And how is His name hallowed in us except while it makes us holy? (source)
- It is useless to ask for that to be hallowed which is always holy. (source)
- _Great Harry_ or _Henri Grace de Dieu_, as she had been "hallowed" in (source)
- It seems idle to pray that that may be hallowed which is already hallowed or holy. (source)
- And insomuch as He finds place in us to work, is His name hallowed, and magnified, and made known. (source)
- That picture -- those evenings -- come back to me, with a kind of hallowed perfume of truth and hope. (source)
- Now, "hallowed" means "regarded as holy; sacred," which seems a little much even for a very pretty golf course. (source)
- After that experience Christophe shut himself up and set himself to read once more the works of the "hallowed" musicians. (source)
- I'm from - yes, I am from San Antonio, and we have our own little bit of what we call hallowed ground, that being the Alamo. (source)
- I was doing my best to keep up by the sound; my mind could not go beyond the word "hallowed," for which I had not found the meaning. (source)
- Imagine the "hallowed" associations of a "home" consisting of one room where two families, one of them with a boarder, live, eat, and work! (source)
- This being "hallowed" meant destruction; for this was the name applied to everything (as, for instance, a victim) that was consecrated for slaughter. (source)
- US diplomats sat in a room as vile bigotry spewed from the "hallowed" halls of international diplomacy; to America's shame, they said and did nothing. (source)
- And because that two things be in the church that be hallowed, that is the altar and the temple, therefore it is first to be seen how the altar is hallowed. (source)
- In explaining the word "hallowed," Weeramantry says, "When the Prayer says" hallowed "be thy name, it is saying that the reciter will treat God as hallowed." (source)
- The Court of Appeals declared the law unconstitutional, and in their decision the judges reprobated the law as an assault upon the "hallowed" influences of "home." (source)
- For they introduced laws to the effect that whoever should obstruct them by deed or word, be he private citizen or magistrate, should be "hallowed" and incur pollution. (source)
- Car parking may be more expensive than a trophy wife, but it saves that long walk from Southfields tube to what we are contractually obliged to refer to as the hallowed lawns of SW19. (source)
- By a kind of hallowed psychomancy, that humble man would detect a discordant presence, and hush the voices of a congregation till the stubborn soul felt God in the stillness, and penitently surrendered. (source)
- Their choice of the words "hallowed" and "home," as applicable to the revolting conditions attending the manufacture of cigars in tenement-houses, showed that they had no idea what it was that they were deciding. (source)
- The next day, in hallowed Madison Square Garden against the New York Knicks, he missed six of nine shots but had nine points and made a move down the lane against Othello Harrington that ended in a thundering dunk. (source)
- The disgust which The Vision of Judgment had produced, rendered it easy to persuade the world that there was impiety in the Heaven and Earth, although, in point of fact, it may be described as hallowed with the Scriptural theology of Milton. (source)
- Mount Vernon is yet sacred, and may be regarded as not only the entombing place of our first and greatest national chief, but as an enshrinement in hallowed memories of all who under him fought and bled in vindication of freedom's holy cause. (source)
- To be really crude about it, in the United States, if you do anything and say that it's because it's my religious belief, there is some kind of hallowed ground that you cannot touch, because everybody must be able to do what they want in religion. (source)
- That the ground on which the planned center is to be built is or is not "hallowed" is open for debate - it probably seems more that way when you're a presidential hopeful dictating Tweets to an aide than it does when you're a New Yorker looking for a place to eat lunch. (source)
- But the nicest thing of all is your prodigious unselfishness, the unselfishness that's leaving this talk of ours kind of -- well, kind of hallowed, and something we'll not be unhappy in remembering, when it could have so easily turned into something selfishly mean and ugly and sordid. (source)
- Mighty Mills -- pride of the architect and the commercial magnate; charnel houses, devastators, destructors of homes and all that mankind calls hallowed; breeders of strife, of strike, of immorality, of sedition and riot -- buildings tremendous -- you give your immutable faces, myriads-windowed, to the dust-heaps, to the wind-swept plains of sand. (source)
- Just as the people of Japan today would not think of planting their flag at Pearl Harbor, despite the fact that no Japanese under the age of 85 has any possible responsibility for that infamy, representatives of contemporary Islam - the overwhelming majority of whose adherents are equally innocent of the infamy committed on 9/11 in their name - should exercise comparable respect for what even Obama calls hallowed ground. (source)
- Just as the people of Japan today would not think of planting their flag at Pearl Harbor, despite the fact that no Japanese under the age of 85 has any possible responsibility for that infamy, representatives of contemporary Islam -- the overwhelming majority of whose adherents are equally innocent of the infamy committed on 9/11 in their name -- should exercise comparable respect for what even Obama calls hallowed ground and take up the governor's offer. (source)
- She was somewhat bewildered, but enjoyed what might be called a hallowed consciousness that she was doing exactly the right thing; and it was, perhaps, only a delicate consciousness of the fitness of things that made her answer all questions as to the time of her arrival in Boston with the date of her coming to Mrs. Staggchase, ignoring her previous visit to a woman of whose existence it was only proper to assume her new acquaintances to be entirely unaware. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 32 example sentences provided below is 54.0, which suggests that "hallowed" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 14 synonyms for hallowed.
anointed, beatified, blessed, consecrated, dedicated, divine, enshrined, holy, honored, inviolable, sacred, sacrosanct, sanctified, unprofane
We have 7 antonyms for hallowed.
desecrated, irreligious, profane, unhallowed, unholy, unsacred, unsanctified
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of hallowed from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Sanctified; consecrated: a hallowed cemetery.
- (adjective) Highly venerated; sacrosanct: our hallowed war heroes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Consecrated or sanctified; sacred, holy.
- (verb) Simple past tense and past participle of hallow.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) belonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power; made holy. Opposite of
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) worthy of religious veneration