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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
When their national cricket teams clashed in June at the Oval, a hallowed ground in London, passions on both sides ran equally high.
But come October, the Broad is quintupling your chances of getting a dope selfie by bringing five more of the Japanese artist’s totally bonkers installations into its hallowed halls.
Who when that hallowed science fiction series resumes in December.
To this day, these hallowed watering holes make men want to hold doors open and women want to play the coquette, if only for one drink.
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.
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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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