Virgin Mary


: the mother of Jesus

Examples of Virgin Mary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Photograph: Mark Conlin/Alamy Charlotte is the TikTok generation’s Virgin Mary. Angela Watercutter, WIRED, 23 Feb. 2024 The movie also features a chariot-racing Mary Magdalene (Teyana Taylor), an unimpressed John the Baptist (David Oyelowo) and a Virgin Mary (Alfre Woodard) unafraid to hand out slaps to those who dare cast doubt on her sin-free status. Alex Ritman, Variety, 12 Jan. 2024 Not only his friendships with spiritual beings — his intense devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. John the Beloved, and St. Philip Neri — but also his tangible friendships with C. S. Lewis. Bradley J. Birzer, National Review, 24 Dec. 2023 This tradition, which marks the start of Christmas celebrations, comes from an old procession performed by olive-oil millers, who used to put fire to the wicker strainer mats used to press the olives as an act of thanksgiving to the Holy Shepherdess (Virgin Mary) for the harvest obtained. Alan Taylor, The Atlantic, 15 Dec. 2023 At the end, Carpenter, 24, is filmed dancing in the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, wearing a short tulle dress and a black veil. CBS News, 29 Nov. 2023 They were particularly taken with an exhibit of Virgin Mary iconography from around the world: a faceless, abstract stone carving from Cameroon; a pale, blue-eyed statuette from Ecuador; a Black Mary from Senegal, dressed in an ornate gown of blue and gold. Anna Wiener, The New Yorker, 13 Nov. 2023 The Diocese claimed to the outlet that the Blessed Virgin Mary Church did not follow the protocol in place to approve what gets filmed on Church property. Sadie Bell, Peoplemag, 2 Nov. 2023 Gazeta Wyborcza, a liberal daily newspaper, reported in September that one of the priests at the gathering, held in a building belonging to the parish of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Angels in the town of Dabrowa Gornicza, had called an ambulance. Andrew Higgins, New York Times, 24 Oct. 2023

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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 Virgin Mary was in the 14th century

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“Virgin Mary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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