Sanctity 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 sanctity, followed by 40 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - the quality of being holy
EXAMPLES - Sanctity in a Sentence
- They agree essentially on what they call the sanctity of life. (source)
- Legal sanctity is not so readily communicated as legal impurity. (source)
- This principle is often referred to as the sanctity of human life. (source)
- The word "solemn" obviously recalls the sanctity of religious ceremony. (source)
- I rather conclude that the idea of sanctity is above the author's pay-grade. (source)
- And what men called the sanctity of virtue, was perhaps but the silence of thought. (source)
- I also think maybe us heteros could do more to undermine the so-called sanctity of marriage. (source)
- (Peter Singer uses the phrase sanctity of human life to refer to essentially the same thing.) (source)
- With divorce being so easy these days, who needs to protect the so-called sanctity of marriage. (source)
- The Gothic note is not continued, nor the atmosphere of sanctity, which is its usual accompaniment. (source)
- She often declared that she owed no duty to her new protectress equal in sanctity to that which bound us. (source)
- In Michigan, the Catholic Church spent more $1 million to preserve what it calls the sanctity of marriage. (source)
- It's called the sanctity of Canon Law, something the majority of people in Britain have never even heard of. (source)
- Copps on the other hand, felt that it was political dynamite to breach what she calls the sanctity of medicare. (source)
- Disabled with cerebral palsy, her daughter inspired a special commitment to protect what she calls the sanctity of life. (source)
- It also defines one of the major stumbling blocks to advancement in this field of science: the so-called sanctity of life. (source)
- Everyone who is within the faith believes that a proper life will lead to sanctity, that is to eternal life with God himself. (source)
- Purity or sanctity is put first because it has respect both to God and to ourselves; the six that follow regard our fellow men. (source)
- Why not find out if those religious institutions that supported Prop. 8 are truly committed to the so-called sanctity of marriage? (source)
- They may be called the sanctity of childhood: "the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ," of which children are susceptible. (source)
- They still continue their high thoughts of the church, and call her, as before, the fairest among women; for true sanctity is true beauty. (source)
- His whole political, educational and economic system is based upon their maintenance and anything interfering with their sanctity is anathema. (source)
- Since Religion also aims for such affective responses, Art's opposition to the boundaries of sanctity is complexified by a recognition of mutual aims. (source)
- I would have all ladies who have a mind to be thought well-bred, to think seriously on this virtue, which he so beautifully calls the sanctity of manners. (source)
- And I want to ask both of you whether you're coming to (INAUDIBLE) what Nawaz Sharif and President Clinton signed, namely the sanctity of the Line of Control? (source)
- I don't mean to disparage anyone's point of view in general, but ... if anyone believes in the so called sanctity of marriage here, its obviously not her husband. (source)
- Devotion and sacrifice, prayer and self-denying charity, in one word sanctity, are at once on the surface of the New Testament and interwoven with all its substance. (source)
- Not that I wish to speak ill of the good Abbe, for this is neither the time nor the place for it; he is a holy man, but his sanctity is a little bourgeois and needs polish. (source)
- May His Divine Majesty grant it may tend to His greater honour and glory, and that it may be the means of making your Lordship advance more and more in sanctity, as indeed I think it will. (source)
- But that is too crude: the idea of sanctity is meant to offer a special kind of reason why killing people is wrong, and any philosophical analysis of the idea must try to identify that special reason. (source)
- There is something that might almost be called the sanctity of labour; but it is subject to the profound law that when anything less than the highest becomes a sanctity, it tends also to become a superstition. (source)
- But this could be a successful wedge issue that forces the religious right to either cop to their true permissiveness on an issue they use as a cudgel to beat liberals over the head, namely the sanctity of marriage. (source)
- Saints; he had a vivid appreciation of the idea of sanctity, its possibility and its heights; and he was more than inclined to believe a large amount of miraculous interference as occurring in the early and middle ages. (source)
- Yes, but I did not know so much about heathen ways then, and, besides, read St. Paul to the Corinthians, and see how the idea of sanctity of marriage, and of chastity in general is about the last idea that the heathen mind comprehends. (source)
- The cruel ravages of Paulinus had not entirely effaced the idea of sanctity which the Britons by a long course of hereditary reverence had annexed to that island: it became once more a place of consideration by the return of the Druids. (source)
- Back to the inquisition team, they both agreed that they didnt had Gibson in sanctity scent, and now that they ahd started some shit they better be proven true no matter what, cause it wont show good on their cv .. for none of the side .. (source)
- He delighted in thinking of the saints; he had a keen appreciation of the idea of sanctity, its possibility and its heights; and he was more than inclined to believe a large amount of miraculous interference as occurring in the early and middle ages. (source)
- To this extent, and in this subtile and ethereal way, the North had imposed upon it, unconsciously, a certain respect, amounting to veneration, for what may be called the sanctity of slavery, as it rests in and constitutes the aromal emanation from every Southern mind. (source)
- For it takes the name of religion according as it gives God due service in matters pertaining specially to the Divine worship, such as sacrifices, oblations, and so forth; while it is called sanctity, according as man refers to God not only these but also the works of the other virtues, or according as man by means of certain good works disposes himself to the worship of God. (source)
- Thus tradition has perpetuated the odour of his great sanctity, which is the more extraordinary in a variation of his legend, which says that it was not after his conversion, and in submission to the will of God, that he put forth from Ireland in his wicker boat, but that he was thrust out thus, with hands and feet bound, by way of punishment for his crimes as a captain of banditti. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 40 example sentences provided below is 53.0, which suggests that "sanctity" 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 24 synonyms for sanctity.
asceticism, blessedness, consecration, devotion, devoutness, divineness, divinity, faith, godliness, goodness, grace, hallowedness, inviolability, mercy, piety, purity, religiousness, reverence, righteousness, sacredness, saintliness, solemnity, spirituality, venerableness
We have 1 antonym for sanctity.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of sanctity from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) Holiness of life or disposition; saintliness.
- (noun) The quality or condition of being considered sacred; inviolability.
- (noun) Something considered sacred.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) Holiness of life or disposition; saintliness
- (noun) The condition of being considered sacred; inviolability
- (noun) Something considered sacred.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) The state or quality of being sacred or holy; holiness; saintliness; moral purity; godliness.
- (noun) Sacredness; solemnity; inviolability; religious binding force.
- (noun) A saint or holy being.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) Holiness; saintliness; godliness.
- (noun) Sacred or hallowed character; hence, sacredness; solemnity; inviolability.
- (noun) A saint or holy being; a holy object of any kind.
- (noun) Synonyms Piety, Saintliness, etc. (see religion), purity, goodness.
- (noun) Inviolability.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) the quality of being holy