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The Pope spoke of the sanctity of human life.
  the quality of being sacred or deserving deep respect
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  • The Pope spoke of the sanctity of human life.
  • She’s not religious, but she respects the sanctity of the ceremony to others.
  • Funny, but the Bill of Life was supposed to protect the sanctity of life.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • Safety, Sanctity, Community: That is our country’s motto.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium

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  • Has any ruler attempted to give sanctity to the bush of Africa?
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • But he doesn’t feel the need to hide anything: sexual possessiveness is bourgeois, and just a hangover from notions about the sanctity of private property.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Mrs. Graham sprang to her feet to defend the sanctity of her kitchen, and pushing the Reverend adroitly to one side, set about assembling tea things on a tray for the study.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Rasheed saw sanctity in what they had together.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • How shall we punish those who dishonor the sanctity of marriage?
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • Besides, it was pleasant to deal with a man untroubled by passion or sanctity.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead

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  • Don’t you understand that I have to respect the sanctity of my contract with Germany?
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • What to him the sanctity of the star which the Son of God has hallowed as his own emblem?
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • The wood he fetched was close at hand, a fallen tree on the platform that they did not need for the assembly, yet to the others the sanctity of the platform had protected even what was useless there.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • The regulation was a way of showing respect for the sanctity of God’s city.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Essentially, the manuscript is about the iconography of goddess worship—the concept of female sanctity and the art and symbols associated with it.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Given his new respect for the sanctity of life, he found the crime appalling.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • I see you to tell you that everything separates us—the depths of the sea, the enmity of kingdoms, the sanctity of vows.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Anyone who failed to get his message through in three minutes, as I sometimes failed to do when trying to impress him, Phineas, with my sanctity, wasn’t trying.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • Thus we would often hum tunes evoking the calm waters of Jordan and the majestic sanctity of Jerusalem.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • Father Mapple enjoyed such a wide reputation for sincerity and sanctity, that I could not suspect him of courting notoriety by any mere tricks of the stage.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Keep your sanctity, Scarlett.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Her speeches were about the sanctity of the home, about how women should stay home.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Ay, sir: there are a crew of wretched souls That stay his cure: their malady convinces The great assay of art; but, at his touch, Such sanctity hath heaven given his hand, They presently amend.
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • 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.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Sad fate! he would enter into sanctity only in the eyes of God when he returned to infamy in the eyes of men.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • No, — I exaggerate; I never thought there was any consecrating virtue about her: it was rather a sort of pastille perfume she had left; a scent of musk and amber, than an odour of sanctity.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Churches were guarded by their sanctity.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • And just consider: what would become of the sanctity of prayer, what of the venerability of the Brahmans’ caste, what of the holiness of the Samanas, if it was as you say, if there was no learning?!
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • Hanging by his heels in the odour of sanctity.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Either the sudden gleams of light flashing over the obscure field bedazzled Goodman Brown, or he recognized a score of the church members of Salem village famous for their especial sanctity.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Young Goodman Brown
  • The great thing is to respect the sanctity of the home.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Which way is he, in the name of sanctity?
    William Shakespeare  --  Twelfth Night
  • And his kissing is as full of sanctity as the touch of holy bread.
    William Shakespeare  --  As You Like It
  • These were searched and sought out through the whole nation, by the prince and his wisest counsellors, among such of the priesthood as were most deservedly distinguished by the sanctity of their lives, and the depth of their erudition; who were indeed the spiritual fathers of the clergy and the people.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • There’s a sanctity in this relation of life,’ said Mr. Bounderby, ’and — and — it must be kept up.’
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • They sat in the back, rigid and uncomfortable, like sisters of sin, like a living defiance of the drab sanctity of the saints.
    James Baldwin  --  Go Tell It on the Mountain
  • A strange otherworldly light suffuses the house smelling of labor and sanctity.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • To dissolve the sanctity of the chapel.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • Never had Lefferts so abounded in the sentiments that adorn Christian manhood and exalt the sanctity of the home.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • He shows us how to stick out the tongue, receive the bit of paper, hold it a moment, draw in the tongue, fold your hands in prayer, look toward heaven, close your eyes in adoration, wait for the paper to melt in your mouth, swallow it, and thank God for the gift, the Sanctifying Grace wafting in on the odor of sanctity.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • ’But sanctity is not the word for him,’ the son’s son in turn thinks, sitting at the dark window while outside the world hangs in that green suspension beyond the faded trumpets.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • Mrs. Penniman, however, with her high conception of the sanctity of pledges, carried her point.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • A baker’s cart had already rattled through the street, chasing away the latest vestige of night’s sanctity with the jingle-jangle of its dissonant bells.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • But he had built round him such a fence of sanctity, and occupied the space with such a demeanour of majesty that an earwig in his milk was a monster.
    Virginia Woolf  --  To the Lighthouse
  • Groups of gazing pilgrims stood around all and every of these strange objects, lost in reverent wonder, and envious of the fleckless sanctity which these pious austerities had won for them from an exacting heaven.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • Being the sons of mothers whose husbands had blundered rather brutally through their feminine sanctities, they were themselves too diffident and shy.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • When he was engaged in his official duties, he always became extraordinarily grave, as though realizing his position and the sanctity of the obligations laid upon him.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • His contemptuous attitude towards my brother reflected my own; his immediate and shallow carping about the devil; his refusal to even entertain the idea that sanctity had passed so close.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • The notes of the old music with its external dignity and sanctity had called to life all the exalted enchantment and enthusiasm of youth.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • I say so because Don Fernando made all haste to leave me, and by the adroitness of my maid, who was indeed the one who had admitted him, gained the street before daybreak; but on taking leave of me he told me, though not with as much earnestness and fervour as when he came, that I might rest assured of his faith and of the sanctity and sincerity of his oaths; and to confirm his words he drew a rich ring off his finger and placed it upon mine.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
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Associated words [difficulty]:   sanctity [4] , sanctification [4]
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