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sanctity
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition the quality of being sacred or deserving deep respect
  • To the high mountain peaks of faith and sanctity he would have climbed, had not the tendency been thwarted by the burden, whatever it might be, of crime or anguish, beneath which it was his doom to totter.
    Chapter 11 -- The Interior of a Heart (43% in)
  • To sum up the matter, it grew to be a widely diffused opinion that the Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale, like many other personages of special sanctity, in all ages of the Christian world, was haunted either by Satan himself or Satan's emissary, in the guise of old Roger Chillingworth.
    Chapter 9 -- The Leech (96% in)
  • ...you behold in these black garments of the priesthood—I, who ascend the sacred desk, and turn my pale face heavenward, taking upon myself to hold communion in your behalf with the Most High Omniscience—I, in whose daily life you discern the sanctity of Enoch—I, whose footsteps, as you suppose, leave a gleam along my earthly track, whereby the Pilgrims that shall come after me may be guided to the regions of the blest—I, who have laid the hand of baptism upon your children—I, who have...
    Chapter 11 -- The Interior of a Heart (59% in)
  • He has violated, in cold blood, the sanctity of a human heart.
    Chapter 17 -- The Pastor and his Parishioner (62% in)
  • The minister knew well that he was himself enshrined within the stainless sanctity of her heart, which hung its snowy curtains about his image, imparting to religion the warmth of love, and to love a religious purity.
    Chapter 20 -- The Minister in a Maze (49% in)
  • He stood, at this moment, on the very proudest eminence of superiority, to which the gifts or intellect, rich lore, prevailing eloquence, and a reputation of whitest sanctity, could exalt a clergyman in New England's earliest days, when the professional character was of itself a lofty pedestal.
    Chapter 23 -- The Revelation of the Scarlet Letter (19% in)

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