Holy Spirit


: the third person of the Christian Trinity

Examples of Holy Spirit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dacus, 28, Baker, 28, and Bridgers, 29, got festive and performed in costume as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, respectively, and the Foo Fighters frontman got in the Halloween spirit by sporting skeleton face paint. Sadie Bell, Peoplemag, 1 Nov. 2023 The band — Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus, and Julien Baker — were dressed as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, while Grohl donned all black and face paint. Emily Zemler, Rolling Stone, 1 Nov. 2023 Those who have been grasped by the gospel of Jesus, those in whose hearts the Holy Spirit has been at work, now have a specific role, a task, within God’s ongoing purposes. TIME, 20 Oct. 2023 He was raised in the South Jersey town of Egg Harbor Township and graduated from Holy Spirit High School in Absecon, New Jersey, in 2011. Emily Krauser, Peoplemag, 26 Sep. 2023 The Church of Christ in God through the Holy Spirit, Inc. moved from the Baton Rouge area to Northwest Arkansas. Benjamin Hale, Harper's Magazine, 10 July 2023 Rodolfo Martinez-Guevara, 38, of Long Beach was most recently a minister with the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit religious order, according to a spokesman for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Jeremy Childs, Los Angeles Times, 15 Sep. 2023 Christianity also believes in God as a three-in-one God (Father, Son [Jesus] and Holy Spirit) —this is the only God to be worshipped in Christianity and no human is to be worshipped or exalted higher. Maxine Harrison, refinery29.com, 11 Sep. 2023 Emma visits a priest and schedules a baptism in the last-ditch hope that maybe the Holy Spirit can intercede in whatever’s going on in her life. Phillip MacIak, The New Republic, 7 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Holy Spirit was in the 14th century

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“Holy Spirit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Holy%20Spirit. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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Holy Spirit

: the third person of the Christian Trinity

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