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  • Some worry that capitalism sanctifies greed. Others think capitalism can direct greed to help the community.
  • He banished them, consigned them to the fire, not to desecrate them but to sanctify us.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • The year before I had concentrated too much on opening a window to the outside world and had failed to illuminate and sanctify the island around them.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • I avoid gatherings of these women, walking as I do in fear of being sanctified, or ese burned at the stake.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye

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  • She offered him a canteen of unicorn draught—powdered horn mixed with sanctified water from the Little Tiber.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • He, along with most of the other inhabitants of the village, was down in the pub, having a lager-and-light in celebration of the houses’ new sanctification.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • They are sanctified religious and very good to me.
    Alice Walker  --  The Color Purple
  • It was sanctified to such use of man, now we sanctify it to God.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • I hunger for prasad, that sugary offering to God that comes back to us as a sanctified treat.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • But, Joe had sanctified it, and I had believed in it.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations

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  • "We must sanctify it in blood," the telkhine said.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • So help me every spirit sanctified, As I have spoken for you all my best, And stood within the blank of his displeasure For my free speech!
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • What privilege, Mortati thought, that I am to oversee this sanctified event.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • He was telling me something, and I wished to show him my sensibility, and not listening to what he was saying I began picturing to myself the condition of my inner man and the grace of God sanctifying me.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • 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.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Even defecation is ruled by African gods, who command that we use only the bushes that Tata Kuvudundu has sanctified for those purposes—and believe you me, he chooses bushes far away from the drinking water.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • It was the last night before sorrow touched her life; and no life is ever quite the same again when once that cold, sanctifying touch has been laid upon it.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • To attain this end, are you justified in overleaping an obstacle of custom — a mere conventional impediment which neither your conscience sanctifies nor your judgment approves?
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • I assert most unhesitatingly, that the religion of the south is a mere covering for the most horrid crimes,—a justifier of the most appalling barbarity,—a sanctifier of the most hateful frauds,—and a dark shelter under, which the darkest, foulest, grossest, and most infernal deeds of slaveholders find the strongest protection.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Her simplicity decorated us, her guilt sanctified us, her pain made us glow with health, her awkwardness made us think we had a sense of humor.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • But then, when something like this happens, I reckon she is right and you got to keep after it and I reckon I am blessed in having a wife that ever strives for sanctify and well-doing like she says I am.
    William Faulkner  --  As I Lay Dying
  • In the same way he beheld, as though they had passed before him in visible forms, the two ideas which had, up to that time, formed the double rule of his soul,—the concealment of his name, the sanctification of his life.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • He carefully combined the suffumigation chemicals that he would later ignite to sanctify the air.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • It’s like when a real drinkin’ man gits drunk, or when a real sanctified religious woman gits so worked up she jumps outta her clothes, or when a real gamblin’ man keeps on gamblin’ when he’s losin’.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • They cause that in all the universe men purify and sanctify their hearts, and clothe themselves in their holiday garments to offer sacrifices and oblations to their ancestors.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • For it was set apart and sanctified to one awe-striking end; and however wanton in their sailor ways, one and all, the mariners revered it as the white whale’s talisman.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • No more do yours; your virtues, gentle master, Are sanctified and holy traitors to you.
    William Shakespeare  --  As You Like It
  • Those who could sanctify God with their sweet or strong voices-a dozen adults and half that many children-were permitted a special place, front and center.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Better to sanctify the union, however short-lived, in Allah’s sight, Changazi cheerfully explained to Mortenson, than simply to have sex.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Then, with assumed gravity, he said to the bereaved mother, "Sister, pray to the Lord that every dispensation of his divine will may be sanctified to the good of your poor needy soul!"
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • Distance sanctifies both.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • He had to tell someone or die, or else tell the truth, and so the relief he obtained was sanctified within the domestic rituals of love.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • But I thought that our marriage might be a sanctification for us both.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • His days and works and thoughts could make no atonement for him, the fountains of sanctifying grace having ceased to refresh his soul.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • For Lord Hamlet, Believe so much in him, that he is young; And with a larger tether may he walk Than may be given you: in few, Ophelia, Do not believe his vows; for they are brokers,— Not of that dye which their investments show, But mere implorators of unholy suits, Breathing like sanctified and pious bawds, The better to beguile.
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • …a speech, all full of tears and flapdoodle about its being a sore trial for him and his poor brother to lose the diseased, and to miss seeing diseased alive after the long journey of four thousand mile, but it’s a trial that’s sweetened and sanctified to us by this dear sympathy and these holy tears, and so he thanks them out of his heart and out of his brother’s heart, because out of their mouths they can’t, words being too weak and cold, and all that kind of rot and slush, till it…
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • While at the seminary, after he first came there, he often thought how he would tell them, the elders, the high and sanctified men who were the destiny of the church to which he had willingly surrendered.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • Anyhow, we gave up pork and got sanctified.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • …divine revelation can form the knowledge of Jesus Christ, and of a redemption purchased for us, of the mediator of the new covenant, and of an intercessor at the footstool of God’s throne; and, therefore, the Gospel of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; that is, the word and Spirit of God, promised for the guide and the sanctifier of his people, are the most necessary instructors of the souls of men, in the saving knowledge of the Almighty, and the means to attain eternal happiness.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • Wherever a hero has been born, has wrought, or has passed back into the void, the place is marked and sanctified.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • But sometimes, nervous or perverse, they shouted, or threw hymn-books, or began to cry, putting their parents, men or women of God, under the necessity of proving?by harsh means or tender?who, in a sanctified household, ruled.
    James Baldwin  --  Go Tell It on the Mountain
  • He had planned to return to his pariah after the wedding, but he was appalled at the hardness of the inhabitants of Macondo, who were prospering in the midst of scandal, subject to the natural law, without baptizing their children or sanctifying their festivals.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Then the wave of song split around statues of blessed Jesus dying or rising, and finally broke in a pool of sanctified water just inside the front entrance.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • Her particular brand of opinions, and the suburban Jehovah who sanctified them—by what right did they claim so much importance in the world, and assume the title of civilization?
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • Willingness to sift the sanctified lies?
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • This ground sanctified by blood.
    Dalton Trumbo  --  Johnny Got His Gun
  • ’My dear friend Copperfield,’ said Mr. Micawber, ’accidents will occur in the best-regulated families; and in families not regulated by that pervading influence which sanctifies while it enhances the — a — I would say, in short, by the influence of Woman, in the lofty character of Wife, they may be expected with confidence, and must be borne with philosophy.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • We can only choose whether we will indulge ourselves in the present moment, or whether we will renounce that, for the sake of obeying the divine voice within us,—for the sake of being true to all the motives that sanctify our lives.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • …. Pour upon you the riches of his grace, sanctify and bless you, that ye may please him both in body and soul, and live together in holy love unto your lives’ end.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • To be the sport of boys, who, when old enough to run about the streets, have no more reverence for what is beautiful and holy, nor pity for what is sad,—no more sense of sacred misery, sanctifying the human shape in which it embodies itself,—than if Satan were the father of them all!
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
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