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Sacred in a Sentence

Examples of sacred in a sentence

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Below you will find the definition of sacred, followed by 45 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.


sacred(sāˈkrĭd)

(adjective) - (often followed by `to') devoted exclusively to a single use or purpose or person

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EXAMPLES - Sacred in a Sentence

  1. "This is what they call the sacred soil!" observed Harris. (source)
  2. Instead of imperial, the word sacred had now always to be used. (source)
  3. I will not so violate what I call the sacred rites of hospitality. (source)
  4. For instance, the use of the word sacred in reference to our lives. (source)
  5. "You do not yourself believe in these animals which you call sacred?" (source)
  6. It has certain ideas at the heart of it, which we call sacred or holy. (source)
  7. Kaufman's reason for finding books "sacred" is that, well, they're books. (source)
  8. Sacrifice comes from the Latin sacer, from which we derive the word "sacred." (source)
  9. The need to beautify the sacred is one of most universal of religious impulses. (source)
  10. COHEN: The group advocates eating what they call sacred foods such as mushrooms. (source)
  11. Religion ... has certain ideas at the heart of it which we call sacred or holy or whatever. (source)
  12. Monyake expressed outrage about how the soldiers trespassed on what he termed sacred ground. (source)
  13. South America to study indigenous cultures - follows the principles of what he calls sacred geometry. (source)
  14. All that we call sacred history attests that the birth of a poet is the principal event in chronology. (source)
  15. Infanticide and the word sacred, gathered together in the same thought strikes me as bizarre and repulsive. (source)
  16. {469} _Homa_, or sacred tree, and the _sacred tree of the Hindus_; and the same may yet be found in the _British oak_. (source)
  17. Far from being a conceit of Hollywood, this need to beautify the sacred is one of most universal of religious impulses. (source)
  18. He begins with, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, a name sacred and venerable to David, and which commanded his attention. (source)
  19. Schenck said Warren has no business bringing a man who supports abortion rights to the pulpit, what he called a sacred desk. (source)
  20. Last March, some Italian women came out into the open after Pope Benedict spoke of what he called the sacred value of celibacy. (source)
  21. "We have had what we call a sacred ceremony, which means they are married in the eyes of the church, if not the eyes of the state." (source)
  22. I think the church has an important message and an invitation to the broader society to what we call the sacred conversation on race. (source)
  23. BOLDUAN: He and several other landowners are now in an emotional flight with the federal government over what some call sacred ground. (source)
  24. It was also mentioned in sacred texts of India and Egypt, and in Sumerian and Babylonian cuniform writings dating as far back as 2100 BC. (source)
  25. Her father began creating what he called "sacred art" in 1976 after a vision appeared to him in a dollop of paint on one of his fingertips. (source)
  26. Every nation has had what you call a sacred record, and the older the more sacred, the more contradictory and the more inspired is the record. (source)
  27. The boy sat on a chair outside Manuel's house, his eyes flaming red, while inside, Manuel fingered a small bottle of what he called sacred oil. (source)
  28. Her inspirations sprang from a childhood she described as sacred and profane and charged with the realization that families can be found wanting. (source)
  29. For me, thinking in terms of the sacred -- or better yet, what I call the sacred character of experience -- provides a better frame for this discussion. (source)
  30. Some of the family members who lost loved ones on United flight 93 say the man who owns this land is trying to make a buck on what they call sacred ground. (source)
  31. This is opposed, of course, to how Catholic Tradition understands the term sacred history, namely that part of actual history which is recorded by the Bible. (source)
  32. But the new constitution will see his status changed slightly, with the term "sacred" disappearing but the monarch still remaining "inviolable", the king said. (source)
  33. And how sacred is marriage if the percentage marriages that will end in divorce is 3 times as high as those marriage's that will end for other reasons combined. (source)
  34. This is the house in which the Latin family lived throughout historical times, the house which we know as the sacred local habitation of divine and human beings. (source)
  35. They covered it with veils with allegories, with myths and mysteries, which they called sacred; they enshrouded thought with a double veil, and called it Revelation. (source)
  36. A man may keep his friendship sacred, because promises of friendship are very awful ties; but, methinks, he cannot, but in a burlesque sense, be said to keep his ease _sacred_. (source)
  37. In the evening Signor Mardoni, who had arrived, and Madame Isola Bella, favored them with what they called sacred music; principally prayers from operas and a grand Stabat Mater. (source)
  38. Parents can also set rules about where digital media is used in the household, establishing what she calls "sacred spaces" in the kitchen or bedrooms where texting or emailing is banned. (source)
  39. When you get to judgment and he ask, what have you done to promote me, what have you done to stop the killing of my people (that is all of us), what have you done to keep my name sacred .. (source)
  40. And Democrats from Iowa and New Hampshire, furious at the party for disrupting what they call their sacred tradition, warn, presidential candidates will get sidetracked by local issues, like gaming. (source)
  41. For it is not your vows which you call sacred (and I alas believe so) that can secure me, though I, heaven knows, believe them all, and am undone; you may keep them all too, and I believe you will; but oh (source)
  42. Religions are quick to adopt something they call sacred, but religions such as Christianity and Islam squash honest reverence into the dust and ascribe it all sorts of horrible, crazy adjectives, like unnatural, evil, and profane. (source)
  43. HOLZER: He was every bit as praiseworthy of what he called the sacred effort of the second inaugural, when Lincoln conceded that Northerners and Southerners were equally responsible for the sin of slavery and deserved punishment and suffering. (source)
  44. + Taking the word "sacrament" in its broadest sense, as the sign of something sacred and hidden (the Greek word is "mystery"), we can say that the whole world is a vast sacramental system, in that material things are unto men the signs of things spiritual and sacred, even of the Divinity. (source)
  45. Large numbers of otherwise sensible people feel that there is some unavoidable conflict between the ideal and the real, between what they call the sacred and the secular, between the things they would like to do and to be and the things they actually have to do as part of their daily affairs and duties. (source)

Sentence Information

The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 45 example sentences provided below is 60.0, which suggests that "sacred" 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.


SACRED SYNONYMS

We have 19 synonyms for sacred.

angelic, cherished, consecrated, divine, enshrined, godly, hallowed, numinous, pious, pure, religious, revered, sacramental, saintly, sanctified, solemn, spiritual, unprofane, venerable


SACRED ANTONYMS

We have 9 antonyms for sacred.

irreligious, lay, open, profane, ungodly, unholy, unprotected, unsacred, vulnerable


PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION

Pronunciation: (sāˈkrĭd)

Syllabification: sa-cred


DEFINITIONS

View up to 25 definitions of sacred from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.


from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  1. (adjective) Dedicated to or set apart for the worship of a deity.
  2. (adjective) Worthy of religious veneration: the sacred teachings of the Buddha.
  3. (adjective) Made or declared holy: sacred bread and wine.
  4. (adjective) Dedicated or devoted exclusively to a single use, purpose, or person: sacred to the memory of her sister; a private office sacred to the President.
  5. (adjective) Worthy of respect; venerable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  1. (adjective) Set apart by solemn religious ceremony; especially, in a good sense, made holy; set apart to religious use; consecrated; not profane or common; as, a sacred place; a sacred day; sacred service.
  2. (adjective) Relating to religion, or to the services of religion; not secular; religious; as, sacred history.
  3. (adjective) Designated or exalted by a divine sanction; possessing the highest title to obedience, honor, reverence, or veneration; entitled to extreme reverence; venerable.
  4. (adjective) Hence, not to be profaned or violated; inviolable.
  5. (adjective) Consecrated; dedicated; devoted; -- with to.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  1. (adjective) Set apart by solemn religious ceremony; especially, in a good sense, made holy; set apart to religious use; consecrated; not profane or common.
  2. (adjective) Relating to religion, or to the services of religion; not secular; religious.
  3. (adjective) Designated or exalted by a divine sanction; possessing the highest title to obedience, honor, reverence, or veneration; entitled to extreme reverence; venerable.
  4. (adjective) Hence, not to be profaned or violated; inviolable.
  5. (adjective) Consecrated; dedicated; devoted; -- with to.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  1. (None) Hallowed, consecrated, or made holy by association with divinity or divine things, or by solemn religious ceremony or sanction; set apart, dedicated, or appropriated to holy or religious purposes or service; regarded as holy or under divine protection: as, a sacred place; a sacred day; sacred service; the sacred lotus.
  2. (None) Devoted, dedicated, or consecrated with pious or filial intent: with to: as, a monument sacred to the memory of some one.
  3. (None) Devoted to destruction or infamy; execrable; accursed; infamous.
  4. (None) Of or pertaining to religion or divine things; relating to the service or will of the deity: opposed to secular and profane: as, sacred music; sacred history.
  5. (None) Entitled to consideration, respect, or reverence; not to be thoughtlessly treated or intruded upon; venerable.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  1. (adjective) (often followed by `to') devoted exclusively to a single use or purpose or person
  2. (adjective) worthy of religious veneration
  3. (adjective) worthy of respect or dedication
  4. (adjective) made or declared or believed to be holy; devoted to a deity or some religious ceremony or use
  5. (adjective) concerned with religion or religious purposes