Holy Trinity


: trinity sense 1
According to legend, St. Patrick used the shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to the Celts.Rosemary Ellen Guiley
or holy trinity
: a group of three things or people regarded as having fundamental importance or prominence in a particular place or area of interest or activity
By September, the region's famous foliage is emerging, the air is crisp, and it's prime time for the first two sports of the Woodstock Holy Trinity of fishing, biking, and skiing.National Geographic
I grew up in a town so white that our celebrity holy trinity consisted of Martha Stewart, Paul Newman, and Jason Robards.Robert Wilder
Vanilla, chocolate and strawberry, the holy trinity of young ice-cream purists …Pierre Franey
… mocks the holy trinity of the art world—sex, drugs and pretension.Maria Simson
cooking : the combination of onion, bell pepper, and celery as it is employed in Cajun and Creole cuisine
Almost every traditional Cajun recipe calls for the merged flavors of the Holy Trinity to serve as its underpinning, rendering the three aromatic vegetables the most prized ingredients of all in New Orleans cookery.Lia Ryerson

Examples of Holy Trinity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And who can forget the Holy Trinity mugging it up for Roxanne in the Ritz bathtub! Ivan Shaw, Vogue, 18 June 2024 Stonewall 55: Legacy Without Limits, Brooklyn Celebrate the present by honoring the past with St. Ann’s LGBTQ+ Action Group and the Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn Heights. Muri Assunção, New York Daily News, 15 June 2024 As the article correctly noted, the ceremony was at Trinity Church Wall Street in New York, not Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (where the couple met in 2015). New York Times, 9 June 2024 The legal battle between the Carmelite nuns of the Monastery of the Most Holy Trinity and Bishop Michael Olson may be over after a second lawsuit was dismissed on Wednesday, but another fight involving orders from the Vatican over who has authority over the nuns is brewing. Elizabeth Campbell, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 24 May 2024 This admission brings me to what may be an important point about Audemars Piguet: Of all the brands in Switzerland—and most notably as a member of the Horological Holy Trinity—AP is putting people of color and women far forward in its apparent list of priorities. Allen Farmelo, Robb Report, 3 May 2024 Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, 415 W. 13th St. $20-$25. Patrick Neas, Kansas City Star, 3 May 2024 The nuns of the Monastery of the Most Holy Trinity were also told to rescind their August 2023 statement that rejected the bishop’s authority. Elizabeth Campbell, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 18 Apr. 2024 The temple’s most unique feature, however, are three large dormer windows symbolizing the Holy Trinity. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 12 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Holy Trinity was in the 13th century

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“Holy Trinity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Holy%20Trinity. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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