a journey, especially a long one, made to some sacred place as an act of religious devotion: a pilgrimage to Lourdes.
the Pilgrimage, hajj.
any long journey, especially one undertaken as a quest or for a votive purpose, as to pay homage: a pilgrimage to the grave of Shakespeare.
to make a pilgrimage.
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How to use pilgrimage in a sentence
So within each category, we can break down the best candidates to emerge from the outfield corn or otherwise make a pilgrimage to heav– err, Iowa.What If ‘Field Of Dreams’ Got A Do-Over? Our Picks For An Updated Lineup. | Neil Paine (firstname.lastname@example.org) | August 11, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
Legend has it that a boy once saw his deceased mother’s reflection in the pool, which inspired the pilgrimage.
I had never raised a dollar in my life and when I saw he was on the board, I made a pilgrimage to him to get advice and help.In Dreams Begin Responsibilities: The Bountiful Life of Vartan Gregorian | Richard Stengel | April 18, 2021 | Time
In high school, whenever I visited Boston for debate tournaments, I made a pilgrimage to touch the famous “lucky” foot of the John Harvard statue on which, I later learned, freshmen boys like to urinate.How the Pressure of the Model Minority Myth Restricts Our Imagination—and Our Freedom | Sanjena Sathian | April 9, 2021 | Time
Malaysia’s Batu Caves are a pilgrimage site for Hindus all over the world.
Mrs. Kouachi works at a nursery and has worn the veil since she made the pilgrimage to Mecca in 2008.
So the trip to The Macallan estate was sort of a pilgrimage.A Whisky Connoisseur Remembers That First Sip of The Macallan | | December 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
For her next project, the idea of a “pilgrimage” plays another role.Annie Leibovitz Talks About ‘Pilgrimage,’ Susan Sontag, Vogue & More | Justin Jones | November 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
RELATED: Annie Leibovitz's 'pilgrimage' (Photos) The subjects for pilgrimage, on the other hand, are intimate objects.Annie Leibovitz Talks About ‘Pilgrimage,’ Susan Sontag, Vogue & More | Justin Jones | November 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“pilgrimage roads were important in connecting a multicultural religious community,” Chan said.
For each one of us had seen that one-minded pilgrimage of the brown cattle take place in moons gone by.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
They were probably a company of German priests on a pilgrimage to the Eternal City and its sacred shrines.The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow
Every pilgrim would consider his pilgrimage of no account if he did not step in here immediately on his arrival.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
His pioneer spirit was so strong that Ilion became a place of pilgrimage for men with ideas.The Wonder Book of Knowledge | Various
So the pilgrimage passed and faded into the mist of the horizon, where the planet unveils itself to the human eye.Charles Baudelaire, His Life | Thophile Gautier
British Dictionary definitions for pilgrimage
a journey to a shrine or other sacred place
a journey or long search made for exalted or sentimental reasons
(intr) to make a pilgrimage
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