noun, plural Cal·va·ries for 2, 3.
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Origin of Calvary
pronunciation note for Calvary
historical usage of Calvary
Nearly everything about Golgotha is uncertain, including its exact location. As to the reason the Hebrew and Aramaic languages name the place “skull”: it may have been a place for public executions where the skulls of those executed were left to be seen; it may be named for a nearby cemetery; or it may be named for its shape (in Virginia and North Carolina, a rounded, treeless mountaintop is called a “bald”).
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Example sentences from the Web for calvary
Smith rehired at least two leaders who had been fired by other Calvary churches for sexual misconduct.
Other Calvary pastors have been removed when they were convicted of similar crimes.
Kestler was, at the time, a star player in Calvary's growing radio network.
When Heitzig departed to pastor another Calvary church in California, he chose Pete Nelson as his successor.
The accusations kept getting tawdrier, but, still, Calvary has seemed willing to stand behind its men.
Glancing up, I saw that this bad business had befallen not twenty feet from a high Calvary at the roadside.The Seats Of The Mighty, Complete|Gilbert Parker
He climbs his everlasting Calvary toward the triumph that must come, and he is tremendously in earnest.The Meaning of Faith|Harry Emerson Fosdick
Calvary was the tragedy when love yielded to hate and, yielding, conquered.Quiet Talks about Jesus|S. D. Gordon
At its foot are a “calvary” and a curious underground chapel in rock work, both modern.
It was a Roman Catholic school, and now and then a noble Calvary rose out of the flowers.The Loom of Youth|Alec Waugh