The name of God we hallow, but not as did the ancient Israelites, by refusing even to mention the sacredly incommunicable Yahweh.
These guaranties must be sacredly preserved and wisely strengthened.
She knew that, none the less, though I understood what the letter meant thus addressed, I sacredly must execute her silent trust.
Of course he knew; but it was a thing to be sacredly guarded.
Such was the man who left this charge to his descendants, which was so sacredly regarded by them, for so long a term.
That's all, except just a word or two that I keep too sacredly to tell even you.
SocietyBurning on an alter natral rights, and then sacredly watching over the ashes.
What went on in the home was sacredly secreted from the public gaze.
Your secret is a sacred secret to me; and it has been, and shall be, sacredly kept.
It is just because it is so sacredly true that it is totally unfit for public production.
late 14c., past participle adjective from obsolete verb sacren "to make holy" (c.1200), from Old French sacrer "consecrate, anoint, dedicate" (12c.) or directly from Latin sacrare "to make sacred, consecrate; hold sacred; immortalize; set apart, dedicate," from sacer (genitive sacri) "sacred, dedicated, holy, accursed," from Old Latin saceres, from PIE root *sak- "to sanctify." Buck groups it with Oscan sakrim, Umbrian sacra and calls it "a distinctive Italic group, without any clear outside connections." Related: Sacredness.
Nasalized form is sancire "make sacred, confirm, ratify, ordain." Sacred cow "object of Hindu veneration," is from 1891; figurative sense of "one who must not be criticized" is first recorded 1910, reflecting Western views of Hinduism. Sacred Heart "the heart of Jesus as an object of religious veneration" is from 1765.