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Holy City

noun, (sometimes lowercase)
a city regarded as particularly sacred by the adherents of a religious faith, as Jerusalem by Jews and Christians, Mecca and Medina by Muslims, and Varanasi by Hindus.
Origin of Holy City
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • So she wore the sacrificial air of a young nun and played "The Holy City."

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • The fire-worshipers defiled the Holy City by their authority and their worship.

    Peter the Hermit Daniel A. Goodsell
  • He followed in the wake of the devotees who traversed the long road to the Holy City.

    Peter the Hermit Daniel A. Goodsell
  • It was, however, agreed that he should visit us at the Holy City.

    Lavengro George Borrow
  • The shadows of death hovered above the Holy City of Cologne.

    Legends of the Rhine Wilhelm Ruland
British Dictionary definitions for Holy City

Holy City

noun the Holy City
Jerusalem, esp when regarded as the focal point of the religions of Judaism, Christianity, or Islam
(Christianity) heaven regarded as the perfect counterpart of Jerusalem
any city regarded as especially sacred by a particular religion
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