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consecrate
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The Scarlet Letter

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Definition make holy by means of religious rites
  • What we did had a consecration of its own.
    Chapter 17 -- The Pastor and his Parishioner (63% in)
  • But, much to the disappointment of the crowd, this latter business was broken off by the interposition of the town beadle, who had no idea of permitting the majesty of the law to be violated by such an abuse of one of its consecrated places.
    Chapter 21 -- The New England Holiday (63% in)

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