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hallowing

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(Entry 1 of 2)

the act of making something holy through religious ritual
  • the church's belief that the marriage ceremony is a hallowing of the union between a man and a woman

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hallowing

verb
present participle of hallow

Synonyms & Antonyms of hallowing (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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“Hallowing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hallowing. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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