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sanctification
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition a religious ceremony in which something is made holy
  • Again a mystic sisterhood would contumaciously assert itself, as she met the sanctified frown of some matron, who, according to the rumour of all tongues, had kept cold snow within her bosom throughout life.
    Chapter 5 -- Hester at her Needle (92% in)
  • In their eyes, the very ground on which he trod was sanctified.
    Chapter 11 -- The Interior of a Heart (49% in)
  • And, even with this terror in his heart, he could hardly avoid laughing, to imagine how the sanctified old patriarchal deacon would have been petrified by his minister's impiety.
    Chapter 20 -- The Minister in a Maze (38% in)

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