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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
Darios Crawley-Reid ran for 140 yards and two touchdowns, clearing the hallowed 2,000-yard rushing marker for the season.
In the process, Grey Poupon elbowed its way into the hallowed halls of pop culture, earning shoutouts in chart-topping hip-hop songs for years.
Joy Behar and Barbara Walters are also on their way out, but the hallowed tradition of gathering women from extremely different political viewpoints together in a room and having them scream at each other simply must go on.
The day has finally arrived: as of now, Lucasfilm has decided that the people can be permitted to learn the hallowed, official title of the upcoming Han Solo origin story.
What’s being called hallowed ground near Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church by Charlotte City Council Member Greg Phipps is a developer’s headache.
Located on West 26th Street in a basement below a Gristedes supermarket, the Chelsea theater has become hallowed ground in New York City’s comedy scene and served as a launchpad for the careers of numerous actors and writers.
But these senators still have their defenders in the media, particularly on the hallowed ground of political discourse known as the Fox and Friends couch.
The shift drink, like the family meal, is one of the restaurant industry's most hallowed traditions.
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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.
Synonymsvenerable, revered, reverend, sacred, venerated
Antonymsdeconsecrated, desacralized, unconsecrated, unhallowed
Related Wordshonorable, reputable, respectable; considered, esteemed, honored, respected, reverenced; admirable, distinguished, estimable, redoubtable, worthy; good, moral, noble, righteous
Near Antonymsbad, discreditable, disgraceful, dishonorable, disreputable, ignominious, infamous, loose, notorious, shameful; immoral, seamy, shadowy, shady, sordid, unsavory, vile, wicked; base, contemptible, despicable, detestable, dirty, low, mean, wretched
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