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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
Kornhauser opted to skip that hallowed tradition of uncomfortable social interactions altogether and politely acknowledge her counterpart instead.
The three hallowed documents are read out loud in their entirety.
His presence in baseball ends in the minor leagues, not in hallowed stadiums of MLB.
Each inductee must come up with a $30,000 sponsorship fee to get their place on the hallowed pavement, according to the Los Angeles Times, which also reports that those bills are often footed by recording, film or TV studios.
They were repeatedly surprised and disappointed when free agents didn’t line up to wear the Lakers’ hallowed gold uniforms, leaving Los Angeles to struggle to four consecutive losing seasons.
Head to Watch Hill, summer home of Taylor Swift, and hallowed ground where Tom Hiddleston wore his infamous tank top during that equally infamous Fourth of July party.
Though once thought to occupy the hallowed center of our universe, researchers now know our planet is just one of billions upon billions out there.
And like the Ryman, Hatch holds its own hallowed place in Music City history.
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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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