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holy

1. of, relating to, or associated with God or a deity; sacred
2. endowed or invested with extreme purity or sublimity
3. devout, godly, or virtuous
4. 
a. a sacred place
b. the holy persons or things invested with holiness
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Monseigneur having eased his four men of their burdens and taken his chocolate, caused the doors of the Holiest of Holiests to be thrown open, and issued forth.
Thus Mary, pondering oft, and oft to mind Recalling what remarkably had passed Since first her Salutation heard, with thoughts Meekly composed awaited the fulfilling: The while her Son, tracing the desert wild, Sole, but with holiest meditations fed, Into himself descended, and at once All his great work to come before him set-- How to begin, how to accomplish best His end of being on Earth, and mission high.
Where's the use of a probationary existence, if a man may spend it as he pleases, just contrary to God's decrees, and then go to heaven with the best - if the vilest sinner may win the reward of the holiest saint, by merely saying, "I repent
But women may say anything--it was one of his holiest beliefs--and he only retorted, with a gay smile: "I don't care.
said the knight interrupting him, ``Sir Hermit, if you were the holiest that ever wore beard or told bead, you shall scarce prevail on me to hold this road to-night.
Among them, quivering to and fro between gloom and splendor, appeared faces that would be seen next day at the council board of the province, and others which, Sabbath after Sabbath, looked devoutly heavenward, and benignantly over the crowded pews, from the holiest pulpits in the land.
The Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray, is part of the Temple Mount compound, which also houses Al-Aqsa mosque, the third holiest site in Islam after Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia.
Summary: Actor will travel to some of the world's holiest sites and speak with religious leaders, scientists, historians and archaeologists
Jerusalem is home to major Muslim and Christian shrines, as well as Judaism's holiest site.
Yesterday, all eyes were on east Jerusalem's Old City, home to the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, which is Islam's third holiest shrine and stands on the remnants of Judaism's holiest site.
The compound is the holiest site in Judaism and third holiest in Islam and is one of the most politically sensitive sacred places in the world.
RAMALLAH, June 24, 2017 (WAFA) -- Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas Saturday condemned the foiled Friday terrorist attack on Makkahae1/4aos Grand Mosque, the holiest site in Islam, in Saudi Arabia.