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sanctification
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
a religious ceremony in which something is made holy
  • Those misdeeds even when committed—had they not been half sanctified by the singleness of his desire to devote himself and all he possessed to the furtherance of the divine scheme?
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (94% in)
  • Also, profitable investments in trades where the power of the prince of this world showed its most active devices, became sanctified by a right application of the profits in the hands of God's servant.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (83% in)

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