the holy of holies of the Biblical tabernacle and the Temple in Jerusalem.
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How to use sanctum sanctorum in a sentence
The doors of the Opera, that sanctum sanctorum, was at length to be opened to him.Masters of French Music | Arthur Hervey
He was busied in this personal experiment, when a visitor was announced and ushered into his sanctum sanctorum.A Dream of Empire | William Henry Venable
The grubs' dormitory is the sanctum sanctorum which no outsider must enter under pain of death.The Life of the Fly | J. Henri Fabre
And their religious temples were constructed upon the same model, with an outer court and an inner court,—a sanctum sanctorum.The Bible Of Bibles; | Kersey Graves
Lady Katrine and Churchill laid their heads together; here, in this very sanctum sanctorum.Helen | Maria Edgeworth
British Dictionary definitions for sanctum sanctorum
Bible another term for the holy of holies
often facetious an especially private place
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Cultural definitions for sanctum sanctorum
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