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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
Making his first career road start at one of baseball’s hallowed grounds never crossed his mind.
Jami will set foot on golf's hallowed grounds for the first time.
Erdem The National Portrait Gallery provided a backdrop for Erdem’s collection, which closed for the first time to the public for a fashion show in its hallowed halls.
In a span of 10 months, Tiger won the career Slam, became the first man to ever hold all four major titles at once and jumped ahead of the pace his hero set en route to his hallowed 18 majors.
ABC News Higher learning Kim Kardashian and Kanye West visited the architecture school at Harvard (Kanye is reportedly a huge building buff), and even the veritable, hallowed halls of Cambridge were not immune to a paparazzi-style turnout.
Its creator, the prolific, hallowed producer Steven Bochco, was a visionary who changed serial dramas with series like Hill Street Blues and NYPD Blue.
Like Villanova, Kansas is a hallowed one-seed—led by point guard Devonte Graham, who is one of the best players in the country, and freshman Malik Newman, who is on fire.
Cooper said with a nervous chuckle at the mention of who made that part of the field into somewhat hallowed ground.
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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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