Holy Ghost


: the third person of the Trinity : holy spirit

Examples of Holy Ghost in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Group members Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus, and Julien Baker were in the Halloween spirit as well, dressing as The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost for their set. Spin Staff, SPIN, 1 Nov. 2023 Real life versus fantasy; vulnerability and force; Holy Ghost and heaving flesh. Danielle Amir Jackson Malike Sidibe, New York Times, 11 Oct. 2023 The spectral and the barely discernible devotions become manifest as Holy Ghost, though also borne in Malcolm X’s stance and the Godfather of Soul’s conk. Saidiya Hartman, The New Yorker, 3 Mar. 2023 However, in this version, a group of three people — representing the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost – can hold hands and form a triangle in order to remain safe. Corinne Sullivan, Woman's Day, 5 May 2022 Those include The Electric, a new pizzeria from long-time Portland cook Jackson Wyatt (Von Ebert Brewing) and Holy Ghost, the latest bar from Three on a Match, the group behind The Old Gold, Paydirt, Tough Luck and the Hi Top Tavern. Michael Russell, oregonlive, 12 Nov. 2021 Tulane University's campus ministry is run by the order, as is Holy Ghost Catholic Church and Southeastern Louisiana University's campus ministry in Hammond. Della Hasselle | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, 25 Jan. 2021 Movement has been my Holy Ghost. Naima Green, Harper's BAZAAR, 13 Oct. 2020 Cook was associate pastor at St. Mary of the Assumption Parish on 137th Street in Chicago, and Holy Ghost Parish in South Holland, according to the release. Daily Southtown, chicagotribune.com, 22 Aug. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Holy Ghost was before the 12th century

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“Holy Ghost.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Holy%20Ghost. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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