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OTHER WORDS FROM holinessself-ho·li·ness, noun
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What does holiness mean?
Holiness is a state of religious purity or devotion, as in Our faith says that holiness comes from serving other people and praying often.
Holiness is also used as a title for some religions’ leaders. If you ever meet the Catholic Church’s Pope or Tibetan Buddhism’s Dalia Lama, you can refer to them as your Holiness.
Example: The holiness of this relic is a hotly debated subject in religious circles.
Where does holiness come from?
The first records of the term holiness come from before 900. It comes from the Old English hālignes. It combines the word holy, which means “recognized or declared sacred,” and the suffix –ness, which creates abstract nouns defining the quality of something.
While many religions have a form of holiness, it is understood differently depending on the context. Some religions assign holiness to specific objects, making them relics or sacred items. Sometimes people can have holiness, such as religious leaders or people who follow the laws of their specific faith. Holiness is seen as a goal for many major religions.
Informally, holiness can be used to describe an object that is very important to someone.
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- self-holiness (noun)
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How is holiness used in real life?
When capitalized, Holiness is usually used as a title for a religious leader. In other uses, it refers to a devotion to and a purity of faith.
The holiness to which the Lord calls you grows through small gestures in everyday life. #GaudeteetExsultate
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) April 13, 2018
As I prepare to meet His Holiness, the @DalaiLama I envision tomorrow–Where there is no work more important than the work of love.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) June 25, 2016
Religion stress holiness over grace. Irreligion stresses freedom over holiness. Christianity is freedom through Grace that leads to holiness
— Timothy Keller (@timkellernyc) April 25, 2017
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Priya’s holiness was reflected in how she cared for the needy in her community.
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There was much laughter, which she describes as “carbonated holiness.”Anne Lamott’s Advice Could Stop You From Drowning in Cynicism|Susanna Schrobsdorff|September 23, 2021|Time
The portrait of His Holiness that until recently adorned the main prayer hall at the Ganden Sumtseling Monastery has been removed.How Beijing Is Redefining What It Means to Be Chinese, from Xinjiang to Inner Mongolia|CHARLIE CAMPBELL/SHANGHAI|July 12, 2021|Time
We applaud the parents who are putting in the enormous effort necessary to properly form their kids’ consciences in a culture that has become so hostile to holiness.Self-proclaimed ‘Christian’ entrepreneur offers filter to stop LGBTQ cult|Staff reports|June 4, 2021|Washington Blade
Nonetheless, that “inward sweetness” awakened the future preacher to a rather uncommon youthful aptitude for holiness.The Hellish Sermons of Jonathan Edwards, Malign Evangelist|Matthew Paul Turner|August 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Later, Edwards noted that many of his youngest members “clearly exemplified” what he called the universal holiness of life.The Hellish Sermons of Jonathan Edwards, Malign Evangelist|Matthew Paul Turner|August 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I went to Dharamsala and met His Holiness [the Dalai Lama] there.Pierce Brosnan’s Life After Bond: From Action Hero to Losing His Daughter to Cancer|Tim Teeman|July 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The men are being made saints because of their obvious holiness, and because they are both responsible for medical miracles.Popes, Saints, Miracles, Weird Relics and Odd Omens Converge on Rome|Barbie Latza Nadeau|April 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“His Holiness and the Vatican have been clear about a range of issues,” Obama said after the meeting.Their Cordial Meeting Proves the Common Bonds of Obama and Pope Francis|Joshua DuBois|March 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They burnt the chosen city of holiness, and made the streets thereof desolate according to the prediction of Jeremias.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
To me the national affectation of piety and holiness resembles a white shirt put on over a dirty skin.
His envoys had proposed to refer the knotty point to the decision of His Holiness; but 'this they absolutely declined.'King Robert the Bruce|A. F. Murison
Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes, are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3)|Charles Dickens
What have we to do with such dreamy, self-centred, emotional holiness, here and now in London?