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The saint’s bones were enshrined in the cathedral.
  protect or hold sacred


place in a shrine (or similar special and protective place)
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enshrined enshrine enshrines enshrining enshrinement
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  • The saint’s bones were enshrined in the cathedral.
  • She is now enshrined in the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.
  • a campaign to enshrine Muslim women’s rights within an Islamic framework
    Time Magazine, 2009  --,8599,1879864,00.html(retrieved 09/14/09)
  • Religious freedom is enshrined in the First Amendment.

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  • The minister knew well that he was himself enshrined within the stainless sanctity of her heart,
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • But, Nature often enshrines gallant and noble hearts in weak bosoms— oftenest, God bless her, in female breasts—and when the child, casting her tearful eyes upon the old man, remembered how weak he was, and how destitute and helpless he would be if she failed him, her heart swelled within her, and animated her with new strength and fortitude.
    Charles Dickens  --  The Old Curiosity Shop
  • At a time when immigrants such as Oscar were referred to as "illegal aliens," Goins taught his students that the Declaration of Independence enshrined all people—not just American citizens—with "unalienable Rights."
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • When I first envisioned myself on the island, a noble creature enshrined among the illiterate masses working in the primitive conditions that would have warmed the cockles of Henry Thoreau’s heart, I did not consider my compulsive need for friends and good conversation.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Its message may be misinterpreted, and the great idea it enshrines may be set back for two or three generations.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • More than three thousand people are entombed or enshrined within Westminster Abbey.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code

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  • Meanwhile Captain Ahab remained invisibly enshrined within his cabin.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • 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.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • ’Vice,’ said the surgeon, replacing the curtain, ’takes up her abode in many temples; and who can say that a fair outside shell not enshrine her?’
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • To prosper, a zoo needs parliamentary government, democratic elections, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of association, rule of law and everything else enshrined in India’s Constitution.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • The tragic joke of human history is that on any of the altars men erected, it was always man whom they immolated and the animal whom they enshrined.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Disposal of the dead, by decent cremation and enshrinement, is a greater moral responsibility to the Japanese than adequate care of the living.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • They are enshrined in the hearts of all loyal Southerners, and no one begrudges them the scant monetary returns they make for their risks.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • I enshrined the skull of my father in a Fremen rock mound overlooking Harg Pass.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Your father had been a respected scholar and also devoted to the six virtues of Buddhism enshrined in this pagoda.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • Know that Don Quixote of La Mancha, knight-errant, is posted here to maintain by arms that the beauty and courtesy enshrined in the nymphs that dwell in these meadows and groves surpass all upon earth, putting aside the lady of my heart, Dulcinea del Toboso.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Individuals must have supposed that they were cutting the letters of their names deep into everlasting tablets of brass, or enshrining their reputations forever in the hearts of their countrymen, while, as to fact, the affair would appear in printed reports under a meek and immaterial title.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • Not Babylon Nor great Alcairo such magnificence Equalled in all their glories, to enshrine Belus or Serapis their gods, or seat Their kings, when Egypt with Assyria strove In wealth and luxury.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • She was majestically tall and all but enshrined by a voluminous mane of golden blond hair.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • A nihilist is a man who does not bow down before any authority, who does not take any principle on faith, whatever reverence that principle may be enshrined in.’
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • Enshrine mediocrity—and the shrines are razed.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Her clear blue eye, which sat enshrined beneath a graceful eyebrow of brown sufficiently marked to give expression to the forehead, seemed capable to kindle as well as melt, to command as well as to beseech.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • A fire engine was enshrined in his heart as an appalling thing that he loved with a distant dog-like devotion.
    Stephen Crane  --  Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
  • This precious volume, of which I do not recollect one word, I immediately discovered and immediately applied myself to; and I never visited the house afterwards, but I kneeled on a chair, opened the casket where this gem was enshrined, spread my arms over the desk, and fell to devouring the book afresh.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Why could not she lean over balconies in Swiss chalets, or enshrine her melancholy in a Scotch cottage, with a husband dressed in a black velvet coat with long tails, and thin shoes, a pointed hat and frills?
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • The might enshrined in their great ships had been clear enough for every eye to see.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • If, as some thinkers hold, immortality consists in being enshrined in others’ memories, then did Black Bess become immortal that day if she never had done so before.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • But the mythos goes on, and that which destroys the old mythos becomes the new mythos, and the new mythos under the first Ionian philosophers became transmuted into philosophy, which enshrined permanence in a new way.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • He had a snap-shot of Isabelle, enshrined in an old watch, and at eight almost every night he would turn off all the lights except the desk lamp and, sitting by the open windows with the picture before him, write her rapturous letters.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • But as the sickness squeezed his lungs he began to hope that Jesus was more than just a fifty-cent mail-order picture enshrined in a dime-store frame on the hallway wall, that salvation was the trick card he could play right at the end and stay in the money.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • In the process Paul laid out a comprehensive theory of poverty, of a world designed by the elites of all nations to serve their own ends, the pieces of the design enshrined in ideologies, which erased the histories of how things came to be as they were.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • A curious mess he looked upon: little despotisms, communistic experiments, slavery, peonage, business speculations, organized charity, unorganized almsgiving,—all reeling on under the guise of helping the freedmen, and all enshrined in the smoke and blood of the war and the cursing and silence of angry men.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • Whenever an alumnus was killed in battle, it was traditional for his next of kin to return his ring to the museum for enshrinement upon black velvet in the macabre trophy case where these rings were proudly mounted.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • This was nothing less than the sudden pouring forth of a rapid succession of the shrillest and most piercing screams, from an upper story; and to all appearance from the very two-pair back, in which the infant Kenwigs was at that moment enshrined.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • I told them that the conditions in which Martin Luther King struggled were totally different from my own: the United States was a democracy with constitutional guarantees of equal rights that protected nonviolent protest (though there was still prejudice against blacks); South Africa was a police state with a constitution that enshrined inequality and an army that responded to nonviolence with force.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • He did not shrug his shoulders; and for want of that muscular outlet he thought the more irritably of beautiful lips kissing holy skulls and other emptinesses ecclesiastically enshrined.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • The old Louvre of Philip Augustus, that immense edifice whose great tower rallied about it three and twenty chief towers, not to reckon the lesser towers, seemed from a distance to be enshrined in the Gothic roofs of the Hôtel d’Alencon, and the Petit-Bourbon.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • He could not accept the idea of enshrining reason as a religion, as desired by the philosophes.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • The Greeks enshrined it in the story of Midas, of the ’Golden Touch.’
    G. K. Chesterton  --  The Fallacy of Success
  • They caged it, funded and bronzed it, they enshrined it carefully in museums and plazas and memorial parks.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • The human mind cannot be enshrined in a person who shall set a barrier on any one side to this unbounded, unboundable empire.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • And I believe in a country that enshrines each of these three things, a country that offers nothing but the promise of being more fully human, and never guarantees its success.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • It was certainly grateful to the feelings of a husband to be able in this manner to lay bare the spotless soul of his wife, and to find that his own image lay enshrined amid its purest and holiest aspirations.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • Press freedom has also been enshrined by Parliament and is based on the socially and democratically acceptable restrictions of society, that is, the social contract that makes up the framework of a civilized society.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • His fierce, cramped posture revealed more than his features might have shown; it betrayed the torturing shame of a man of pride and passion, a man who had been confronted in his degradation by the woman he had dared to enshrine in his heart.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • The century has witnessed the defeat of Nazism by force of arms; but the erosion of the Soviet regimes was caused, among other things, by the sheer persistence, beneath the imposed ideological conformity, of cultural values and psychic resistances of a kind that these stories and images enshrine.
    Seamus Heaney  --  Crediting Poetry
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