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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
President Trump returned home from his first overseas trip in time to fulfill one of the presidency’s most hallowed traditions: commemorating Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery.
Indeed, caveat emptor may be the first lesson learned in the hallowed but pricey halls of academia.
The Gary Fire Department spent more than five hours pouring water into the school's hallowed auditorium.
It’s far from perfect, but there’s something there left to be mined from deep within these hallowed lifeguard towers.
Who will impress at 35,000 feet and earn passage to one of music’s most hallowed venues?
After capturing that passion so eloquently for years, Dwyre now steps deservedly into more hallowed journalism ground.
With the help of a reproduction of Ferrari's own automotive production line, guests will get a sneak peak into the hallowed halls of the legendary factory in Maranello, and see how each car is carefully assembled.
This is the enduring truth of this hallowed harbor.
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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.
Origin and Etymology of hallowed
First Known Use: before 12th century
HALLOWED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hallowed for English Language Learners
: holy or blessed
: highly respected
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