As soon as Pierre was alone in the Cardinal's sanctum he examined it with curiosity.
It was only when they were in the safety of their own sanctum that she fully unbosomed herself.
Back of, and adjoining this, is the sanctum sanctorum; the Prophet's own private bedroom.
They have smoked the sanctum very blue, and are full of apologies.
They pushed open the green baize door which admitted them to the sanctum of learning and came in.
But this was nothing to the task of entering the sanctum sanctorum.
In his own sanctum he conned over every speech of hers and found the interview had been bald to desolation.
To-night, as usual, they repaired to the sanctum, and drank their barley water.
The grand parlor was the sanctum sanctorum, where the passion for cleaning was indulged without control.
I summon my companion, who joins me, and we enter our sanctum.
1570s, "holy place of the Jewish tabernacle," from Latin sanctum "a holy place," as in Late Latin sanctum sanctorum "holy of holies" (translating Greek to hagion ton hagion, translating Hebrew qodesh haqqodashim), from neuter of sanctus "holy" (see saint (n.)). In English, sanctum sanctorum attested from c.1400; in sense of "a person's private retreat" from 1706.