Lying to get a date, as Smith and Kozinski correctly suggest, is a sanctified practice in human courtship.
But it has never been sanctified, no more than any other human pursuit, from sports to politics.
For decades, maybe centuries (the details are murky), some people in Mexico had been venerating a kind of sanctified death figure.
Youth, beauty, apparent vigour and even the most arguable personal virtues may be sanctified by a sudden and violent death.
That they are the children of believing, sanctified parents; 2.
Also, 10, 14: By one offering He hath perfected forever them that are sanctified.
He that sanctifieth and those who are sanctified, find their full satisfaction in Him, and in Him alone.
That blood has such power of holiness in it, that we read, ‘sanctified by His own blood.’
The fruits of a sanctified life are often seen long after the person who lived that life has ceased from earthly strivings.
For all who believe in Him, He sanctified Himself, that they themselves might also be sanctified in truth.
late 14c., seintefie "to consecrate," from Old French saintefier "sanctify" (12c., Modern French sanctifier), from Late Latin sanctificare "to make holy," from sanctus "holy" (see saint (n.)) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). Form altered in English c.1400 to conform with Latin. Meaning "to render holy or legitimate by religious sanction" is from c.1400; transferred sense of "to render worthy of respect" is from c.1600. Related: Sanctified; sanctifying.