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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
The setup is innocent enough: R. Kelly preparing for his hallowed Sunday routine, watching the NFL.
In Tulsa, we were booked in the hallowed halls of a closing public library, the last gasp before a massive renovation.
But at noon, the sisters from Easton, Md., left their seventh- and fourth-grade classrooms for more hallowed chambers: The Maryland State House in Annapolis.
Travel was only permitted with a special pass, naturally, and so the younger members of the community resorted to the hallowed art of riding the rods.
Pong there is akin to football in Texas or hockey in Minnesota, a hallowed pastime that’s almost universally embraced and (until recently) infrequently questioned.
This hallowed version now resides in the National Archives, so washed out that many signatures, including Thomas Jefferson’s, are either gone or barely visible.
Salonathon has always felt like an artistic sanctuary, a safe place to worship and embrace the creative spirit, and the final event last Monday in the hallowed, sparkly halls of Beauty Bar was no different.
But check out those sweet wheels that carried him to that hallowed venue: a pristine 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle coupe.
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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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