adjective, ho·li·er, ho·li·est.
noun, plural ho·lies.
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Origin of holy
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Example sentences from the Web for holy
As a center of Christian antiquity, Mosul is considered by many Middle Eastern Christians to be one of their holiest cities.ISIS Robs Christians Fleeing Its Edict in Mosul: Convert, Leave, or Die|Andrew Slater|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Jobar Synagogue was one of the holiest Jewish sites in Syria and contained priceless historical artifacts.Exclusive Photos: Syria’s Oldest Synagogue, Destroyed by Assad|Josh Rogin|May 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Did the Virgin Mary Warn Rwanda's Holiest Town of the Genocide?
Her whole life and being were dominated by these men—men who thought they were the holiest on earth.How One Sex Abuse Case Tore Apart the Williamsburg Hasidim|Allison Yarrow|August 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Survey released ahead of Tisha B'Av also finds Western Wall still considered Judaism's holiest site.Israel Attorney General To Chief Rabbi Hopeful: Explain Your Racism|Orly Halpern|July 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This spot was, in former times, looked on as the holiest in the whole course of the river.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
I can only repeat that I fail to understand your extraordinary views of the holiest of human instincts.The Daughters of Danaus|Mona Caird
Fines and imprisonment impend over us, for exercising one of the holiest charities of our religion.The Duty of Disobedience to the Fugitive Slave Act|Lydia Maria Child
It was a trying journey, and after fierce days of desert hills the reaction might not always spare even the holiest memories.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine
His face wore the holiest look it ever had known as he softly re-echoed Freckles' "All right."Freckles|Gene Stratton-Porter
British Dictionary definitions for holy
adjective holier or holiest
- a difficult or frightening person
- Irish informal a person who is an active gambler, womanizer, etc
noun plural -lies
- a sacred place
- the holy (functioning as plural) persons or things invested with holiness