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Holy Sepulchre

noun
1.
(New Testament) the tomb in which the body of Christ was laid after the Crucifixion
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  • He begged that his armor be offered up at the holy sepulchre, and that prayers be said there for the repose of his soul.

    With Spurs of Gold Frances Nimmo Greene
  • And you also, Henry, you have taken the cross, and vowed to fight for the holy sepulchre.'

    The Boy Crusaders John G. Edgar
  • In the middle of the rotunda is the monument of the holy sepulchre, also an ugly Greek edifice of the date 1810.

  • Why should they not have been intended for the holy sepulchre at Easter?

  • It was sadly obeyed by the soldiers, who groaned and wept at giving up their cherished hopes of visiting the holy sepulchre.

    With Spurs of Gold Frances Nimmo Greene
  • The knight did it; he went on fighting, but he fought for the holy sepulchre.

    Medival Wales A. G. Little
  • We will only mention the Round church, another memorial of the holy sepulchre.

  • Then it is that the Heaven-sent fire issues from the holy sepulchre.

    Eothen A. W. Kinglake
  • Depend upon it, we shall hear more of this Englishman, and of his doing something else than praying at the holy sepulchre.'

    Tancred Benjamin Disraeli

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