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hallowed

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 deserving honor and respect especially by reason of age
  • the college's hallowed tradition of ringing the chapel bell one hundred times before commencement ceremonies

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2 set apart or worthy of veneration by association with God
  • a church erected on one of Christianity's most hallowed sites

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3 not to be violated, criticized, or tampered with
  • hallowed traditions that bind the present generation with all those that have gone before

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hallowed

verb
past tense of hallow

Synonyms & Antonyms of hallowed (Entry 2 of 2)

to make holy through prayers or ritual
  • Lincoln's memorable words at the Gettysburg battlefield, "we cannot dedicate—we cannot consecrate—we cannot hallow—this ground"

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The first known use of hallowed was before the 12th century

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“Hallowed.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hallowed. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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