sanctify


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Synonyms for sanctify

Synonyms for sanctify

to make sacred by a religious rite

Synonyms for sanctify

render holy by means of religious rites

make pure or free from sin or guilt

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I do not pretend to see the world, as Wilde and Genet did, in terms of exemplary humiliations and crimes that sanctify through the via dolorosa of negation, but I feel it would be a mistake to think that I can watch and comment on Happiness as if I were above the misery or immorality of its protagonists, or as if I believed that unhappiness were a temporary condition one should have the fortitude to move beyond.
The emotionally-charged concepts of identity and heritage thus sanctify and mystify the notion of the people together with the state that dominates them, culminating politically in nationalism.
Klein of the University of California, Los Angeles, Skeleton A may have been a man who dressed up in the garb of a goddess or legendary woman to authorize and sanctify the decisions of local political leaders.
This 27-year-old tradition marks the start of the harvest with a heartfelt ceremony to sanctify the quality of the wines.
Her death, like the death of any young person (especially one with young children), was utterly, utterly tragic but she was no saint, and attempting to sanctify her now, just because she has died, does our society no favours at all for the future.
They sanctify time, claim it for Christ, and make him the focal point of every season.
A leading principle of Opus Dei is that any honest work can be sanctified, and its members strive to sanctify their work, sanctify themselves, and sanctify the world.
Sherman's March to the Sea looks critically at sources that would vilify or sanctify Sherman's actions or personality beyond what the events of history say, and focuses upon what Sherman himself intended his wartime strategy to be: not a "total war" in which civilians are brutally slaughtered en masse, but rather extreme property, city, and supplies destruction designed to force the South to end the war as quickly as possible, therefore saving lives in the long run.
The marriage blessing does not sanctify the couple's covenant, it confirms the existing sanctification.
God is the one to choose, to call, to sanctify, to grace us" (p.
Frustration with uncivilized nations that don't know God and don't sanctify human life are discussed during the Seder every year, Tucker said.
Who would have expected one of the nation's great arbiters of taste and sensibility to sanctify "The Triumph of Burbopolis" with a special issue that actually had some good things to say about the suburbs?
While quite rightly pointing out that previous commentators have tended to neuter and sanctify Cornell's image by focusing on his boxes to the exclusion of his writings and other practices, Moon is then led to counter this by spending most of his time decoding what he terms Cornell's "oralia," thereby excluding works that might advance and enrich his overall argument.
The recent words of those who would sanctify marriage with civil ceremony swirl around my mouth like sweet, succulent honey.