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Definition of something declared or believed to be holy


widely respected and revered over time
  • She was buried in hallowed ground.
hallowed = declared or believed to be holy


widely respected and revered over time
  • The hallowed halls of this great university.
  • By September [the house] was a corpse, void of emotion, and scarcely hallowed by the memories of thirty years of happiness.
    Forster, E. M.  --  Howards End
  • Standing, for the most part, on the hallowed precincts of the quarter-deck, they were careful not to speak or rustle their feet.
    Melville, Herman  --  Moby Dick I-LXVII
  • - lest her sweet soul, amid its hallowed mirth, "Should catch the note, as it doth float - up from the damned Earth."
    Poe, Edgar Allan
  • Shall disturb this hallowed house.
    Shakespeare, William  --  A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name ... I thought the words.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Fallen Angels
  • hallowed = widely respected and revered
  • We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of Now.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  I Have a Dream
  • hallowed = revered (respected) or sacred (holy)
  • We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that this nation might live. ... But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate. . .we cannot consecrate. . . we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract.
    Abraham Lincoln  --  Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
  • hallow = make holy or sacred
  • By day, he'd work the hallowed corridors of higher education.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • With us there is great justice, because that war is just which is necessary, and arms are hallowed when there is no other hope but in them.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • Roarke had to force himself not to snatch her up as she swept through the hallowed Senate halls.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • "Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come, Thy — "Thy will be d ... Rufus went on, alone; then waited, disconcerted.
    James Agee  --  A Death in the Family
  • From the hallowed hills of sacred Sinai, in the days of remote antiquity, came the law which has been our bulwark and our shield.
    Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee  --  Inherit the Wind
  • 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
  • In the middle of October, on a beautiful, crisp morning, I stepped onto the school yard as if revisiting hallowed ground.
    Dave Peizer  --  A Man Named Dave
  • Multiracial crowds gather in front of the Petersen house, grateful to merely be in the presence of the hallowed ground where Lincoln died.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • I'll have the cudgel hallowed and hung o'er the altar; it hath done meritorious service.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • By September it was a corpse, void of emotion, and scarcely hallowed by the memories of thirty years of happiness.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • He must have asked the obvious question, and that was when she broke the hallowed rule.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement

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