- the Biblical tabernacle or the Temple in Jerusalem.
- the holy of holies of these places of worship.
Origin of sanctuary
OTHER WORDS FROM sanctuarysanc·tu·ar·ied, adjective
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How to use sanctuary in a sentence
These are basically “smart” tunnels that connect the outside environment with the interior sanctuary of the cells.Scientists Made a Biohybrid Nose Using Cells From Mosquitoes|Shelly Fan|January 26, 2021|Singularity Hub
Whitney said the organization should be a legitimate sanctuary and not involved in breeding, buying or selling wildlife.A virtual menagerie: How conservation and rescue efforts can connect us with wildlife around the world|Andrea Sachs|January 15, 2021|Washington Post
Sponsoring an animal is fun and fulfilling for kids and adults alike, and you can adopt an elephant through the Elephant Valley Project in Cambodia, a sanctuary for the formerly captive giants.36 Awesome Gifts for Adventure Travelers|Mary Turner and Erin Riley|December 11, 2020|Outside Online
Since the tiger’s vaccinations for rabies are up to date, the sanctuary is hopeful Kimba will not have to be put down.A tiger at Carole Baskin’s sanctuary attacked a volunteer’s arm and ‘nearly tore it off at the shoulder’|Jaclyn Peiser|December 4, 2020|Washington Post
“This is a continuing effort to raise public awareness of the dangerous sanctuary state laws enacted by the state of California,” Archambeault said.Sacramento Report: Sanctuary, Private Prisons Laws Back in the Spotlight|Maya Srikrishnan|October 9, 2020|Voice of San Diego
He hits bottom at Rocamadour, a sanctuary in the Dordogne known as a citadel of faith devoted to Mary.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“Sanctuary for all, community for all, etc, etc.” So he was on the road to community, you know?‘Walking Dead’ Showrunner Scott Gimple Teases ‘Darker, Weirder’ Times Ahead|Melissa Leon|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As Yellowstone bears increasingly wander outside the sanctuary of the park, they run an ever-greater risk of getting shot.What It Takes to Kill a Grizzly Bear|Doug Peacock|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The sanctuary the phantom callers promise comes with a price.The Walking Dead’s Luke Skywalker: Rick Grimes Is the Perfect Modern-Day Mythical Hero|Regina Lizik|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Excessive tourism could lead to a more rapid destruction of this sanctuary.What Made Mexico’s Most Mysterious Beach?|Brandon Presser|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They have possessed thy holy people as nothing: our enemies have trodden down thy sanctuary.
And he cast down the pieces of silver into the sanctuary, and departed; and he went away and hanged himself.His Last Week|William E. Barton
Her little library was the sanctuary for all confidential conversation upon matters of state.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott
This alludes to the figure of the cherubims in the sanctuary, which with stretched out wings covered the ark.-Ibid.
And he brought me back to the way of the gate of the outward sanctuary, which looked towards the east: and it was shut.
British Dictionary definitions for sanctuary
- the Israelite temple at Jerusalem, esp the holy of holies
- the tabernacle in which the Ark was enshrined during the wanderings of the Israelites
- a sacred building where fugitives were formerly entitled to immunity from arrest or execution
- the immunity so afforded