Did his sudden, violent death erase him as a man and sanctify him in one savage blow?
At its best the Jewish Law tended to sanctify every act of life and to bring the humblest obligation into relationship with God.
A young girl may sometimes, by such courage, sanctify and enhance her modesty.
And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.'
God sanctified the Sabbath day: man has to sanctify it, that is, to keep it holy.
The truth is taught us that it may make us free from sin, and sanctify both our hearts and lives to God.
With my whole heart do I trust Thee to do it, to sanctify me wholly.
Up, sanctify the people, and say, sanctify yourselves against to-morrow.
The altar was most holy, that it might sanctify the gifts laid on it.
We have to be true to all the motives that sanctify our lives.
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.