holy place


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holy place

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1. (Judaism) the outer chamber of a Jewish sanctuary
2. (Theology) a place of pilgrimage
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Noun1.holy place - a sacred place of pilgrimageholy place - a sacred place of pilgrimage  
place, spot, topographic point - a point located with respect to surface features of some region; "this is a nice place for a picnic"; "a bright spot on a planet"
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Receive my head into your hands, for it is a great satisfaction to me to sit facing my holy place, where I was wont to pray, that I may also, sitting, call upon my Father.
Sancho, who never found any pleasure or enjoyment in such doings, retreated to the wine-jars from which he had taken his delectable skimmings, considering that, as a holy place, that spot would be respected.
How comes it, then, I demand of thee once more, that thou hast suffered a brother to bring a paramour, and that paramour a Jewish sorceress, into this holy place, to the stain and pollution thereof?
Now, therefore, send the Christian dog on all fours, and barefoot, into the holy place to mend the clock, and let him go as an ass
There were pilgrims who constantly tramped from one holy place to another and from one starets to another, and were always entranced by every shrine and every starets.
The family, too, though so kind and hospitable, had that consciousness of unity among themselves, and separation from the world at large, which, in every domestic circle, should still keep a holy place where no stranger may intrude.
He had gone to the holy place with his son, his son's wife, and a little child; and on their return, by the favour of the Most High, they all died: the strong man, the young mother, the little child--they died; and the old man reached his country alone.
On entering this holy place, the poor penitent was unable to shut the door so close as to prevent the passions he fled from entering with him.
I don't quite see," said Irais in a hushed voice, as though she were in a holy place,"how the two can be compared.
Lever that he permitted this holy place to be for about half an hour profaned by a mere priest, scribbling away on a piece of paper.
We be followers of the Middle Way, living in peace in our lamasseries, and I go to see the Four Holy Places before I die.
This charge is sometimes entrusted to one person, as in very small cities: in others it is delegated to many, and these distinct from the priesthood, as the builders or keepers of holy places, and officers of the sacred revenue.