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Examples of hallowed in a Sentence
The church stands on hallowed ground.
the college's hallowed tradition of ringing the chapel bell one hundred times before commencement ceremonies
Recent Examples of hallowed from the Web
Those selected win absolutely nothing except the knowledge that their wit and wisdom will be displayed in perpetuity in the hallowed halls of the Internet.
This will not be the first time a dirt-track race has taken place on IMS' hallowed grounds.
Many of the speakers alluded to the the setting and the hallowed ground where the families of men and women who have died defending their country were being remembered.
Yet on Tuesday night, the top-selling artist, who has performed over 100 times on the Opry, discovered even wildest dreams can come true when he was welcomed into country music’s most hallowed family circle.
Which means now is the right time to head to Northern California wine country, the most hallowed wine region in the United States.
This team now has a chance to leave a similar addition to the Highlanders' hallowed decor.
Soon our favorite Gemini vegetarian (and her little dog, too) are saying goodbye to her Delta Nu sisters, and heading to the hallowed halls of Harvard Law.
Just put on a pair of headphones and let a soothing voice guide you through the hallowed halls of MOMA or the Louvre.
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hallowed Has Old English Roots
The adjective hallowed probably doesn't give you the shivers-or does it? Hallowed is the past participle of the verb hallow, a term that descends from the Middle English halowen. That word can in turn be traced back to hālig, Old English for "holy." During the Middle Ages, All Hallows' Day was the name for what Christians now call All Saints' Day, and the evening that preceded All Hallows' Day was All Hallow Even-or, as we know it today, Halloween.
HALLOWED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hallowed for English Language Learners
: holy or blessed
: highly respected
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