holy

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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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Quite different with YOU, going to work (as YOU would) in the light of a fellow- man, holily pledged in a friendly move to his brother man.' Mr Wegg next modestly remarks on the want of adaptation in a wooden leg to ladders and such like airy perches, and also hints at an inherent tendency in that timber fiction, when called into action for the purposes of a promenade on an ashey slope, to stick itself into the yielding foothold, and peg its owner to one spot.
A promise made to me, but made holily in God's hearing, and not to be broken though I should go down on my knees and implore you with bitter tears.
As they come to revere their intuitions and aspire to live holily, their own piety explains every fact, every word.