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Holy Land

Palestine (def 1). Unabridged
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  • A crusade is a war to recover the Holy Land from the paynim.

    Tom Sawyer Abroad Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • Just where we stand to-day can be as sacred, as blessed, as the Holy Land.

    The Prodigal Returns Lilian Staveley
  • But the Holy Land which I desire to see can be found only by escaping from these things.

  • Christendom was nearly one nation, and the Front was the Holy Land.

    A Short History of England

    G. K. Chesterton
  • It was this kind of thing that turned the Holy Land into a sort of convict settlement.

    Medival Wales A. G. Little
British Dictionary definitions for Holy Land

Holy Land

the Holy Land, another name for Palestine (sense 1)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Holy Land

"western Palestine, Judaea," late 13c., translating Medieval Latin terra sancta (11c.).

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