Holiness


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms, Wikipedia.
Related to Holiness: sanctification

Holiness

a title once given to all bishops, but now reserved for the pope
References in classic literature ?
CURSED BE HE THAT STRUCK HIS HOLINESS A BLOW ON THE
Your blessing, your holiness, before you go, I beseech you
No, your holiness, I take you for what you are, that is to say, the coadjutor; I recognized you at the first glance.
Adieu, your holiness," said the mendicant, opening the door and bending low before the prelate.
If any shall mention a hermit of a kind he thinketh new and not to be found but in some far strange land, let him but scratch among the holes and caves and swamps that line that Valley of Holiness, and whatsoever be his breed, it skills not, he shall find a sample of it there.
I am but now come from the Valley of Holiness, please you sir.
Now get you to Camelot as fast as you can fly, brave knight, and show the writing to Clarence, and tell him to have these required matters in the Valley of Holiness with all possible dispatch.
His art is less for every deduction from his holiness, and less for every defect of common sense.
The prudence which secures an outward well-being is not to be studied by one set of men, whilst heroism and holiness are studied by another, but they are reconcilable.
And the moral is, that a man ought to live always in perfect holiness.
They deemed the young clergyman a miracle of holiness.
He told how, long since in Palestine, a deadly feud arose between the tribe of Benjamin and the rest of the Israelitish nation; and how they cut to pieces wellnigh all the chivalry of that tribe; and how they swore by our blessed Lady, that they would not permit those who remained to marry in their lineage; and how they became grieved for their vow, and sent to consult his holiness the Pope how they might be absolved from it; and how, by the advice of the Holy Father, the youth of the tribe of Benjamin carried off from a superb tournament all the ladies who were there present, and thus won them wives without the consent either of their brides or their brides' families.