the Holy Ghost


: God in the form of a spirit in Christianity
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost

Examples of the Holy Ghost in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Former bandmate Mark Pickerel played drums on Whiskey for the Holy Ghost, as did Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis, TAD’s Tad Doyle, and Mudhoney’s Dan Peters. Al Shipley, SPIN, 21 Apr. 2024 On the other hand, not a few clerics and laypeople complain about the inauthenticity of sermons produced by a ghostwriter, the Holy Ghost presumably excepted. Kwame Anthony Appiah, New York Times, 22 Mar. 2024 Aunt Harry dug her hard brown fingers into Mrs. Klein’s chubby pink wrists and shook her face with a strange mirth, as though the Holy Ghost had touched her. Michelle Orange, Harper's Magazine, 12 Dec. 2023 Chalmers replied coolly that the Holy Ghost hypothesis conflicted with his own subjective experience. John Horgan, Scientific American, 26 June 2023 The rod symbolizes equity and mercy and the dove represents the Holy Ghost. Monique Jessen, Peoplemag, 10 May 2023 The sceptre with dove is a representation of the sovereign’s spiritual role and the enamel dove with outstretched wings is said to represent the Holy Ghost. Victoria Murphy, Town & Country, 6 May 2023 The dove represents the Holy Ghost, or a divine force in many Christian faiths. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 5 May 2023 Royal Collection Trust / His Majesty King Charles III 2023 A plain gold rod topped with an enameled dove perched on a gold cross representing the Holy Ghost, this rod is meant to symbolize Charles’ spiritual role as the head of the Church of England. Patrick Smith, NBC News, 4 May 2023

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“The Holy Ghost.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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