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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Definitions for hallowed

  1. regarded as holy; venerated; sacred: Hallowed be Thy name; the hallowed saints; our hallowed political institutions.

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Citations for hallowed
... he must take the patent leather from off his feet, for the ground on which he stands is hallowed ground. Saki, The Unbearable Bassington, 1912
She liked, most of all, that in this place of affluent ease, she could pretend to be someone else, someone specially admitted into a hallowed American club, someone adorned with certainty. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah, 2013
Origin of hallowed
900
Hallowed comes from the verb hallow, which stems from Old English hālgian and is derivative of hālig meaning "holy."