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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
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.
Justice Ginsburg’s remarks to Ms. Couric were the latest to draw some criticism beyond the hallowed halls of the Supreme Court.
Currently, Washington’s hallowed cultural venue focuses on presenting, rather than producing, theater productions.
In The Thief’s Journal Jean Genet had written of Saint-Laurent as hallowed ground and of its inmates with devotional empathy.
Teachers, standards, technology, even those hallowed halls of ivy—none of this matters as much to a child’s educational and economic future than an informed and empowered parent.
With the Stooges' induction, our hallowed Hall of Fame now reeks of blood and peanut butter.
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Did You Know?
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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