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Definition the quality of being sacred or deserving deep respect
  • The Pope spoke of the sanctity of human life.
  • She's not religious, but she respects the sanctity of the ceremony to others.
  • Mrs. Penniman, however, with her high conception of the sanctity of pledges, carried her point.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • 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
  • 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
  • And I know she'd never consider abortion—it goes against all she believes about the sanctity of life and everything.
    Melody Carlson  --  Becoming Me
  • Keep your sanctity, Scarlett.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • No sanctity anywhere, no faith.
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • 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
  • Heroism and sanctity don't really appeal to me, I imagine.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • Isn't it grand, isn't; it good, that language has only one word for everything we associate with love—from utter sanctity to the most fleshly lust?
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • In medical school in Edinburgh, he lost himself in his studies, finding a stability and a sanctity missing before.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Then Heaven and Earth renewed shall be made pure To sanctity, that shall receive no stain: Till then, the curse pronounced on both precedes.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • Churches were guarded by their sanctity.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Given his new respect for the sanctity of life, he found the crime appalling.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • It weighed upon her imagination, however; constantly present to her mind were all the traditionary decencies and sanctities of marriage.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • How shall we punish those who dishonor the sanctity of marriage?
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • Shade and she had already established the sanctity of privacy without exchanging a word on the subject.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • The great thing is to respect the sanctity of the home.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • In a child's power to master the multiplication table there is more sanctity than in all your shouted "Amens!
    Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee  --  Inherit the Wind

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