toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

sanctity
used in Moby Dick

2 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
the quality of being sacred or deserving deep respect
  • 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.
    Chapters 7-9 — The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (28% in)
  • High times, indeed, if unprincipled young rakes like him are to be permitted to invade the sanctity of domestic bliss; though do what the Bashaw will, he cannot keep the most notorious Lothario out of his bed; for, alas! all fish bed in common.
    Chapters 88-90 — Schools and Schoolmasters; Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish; Heads or Tails (12% in)

There are no more uses of "sanctity" in Moby Dick.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®