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1. Dedicated to or set apart for the worship of a deity.
2. Worthy of religious veneration: the sacred teachings of the Buddha.
3. Made or declared holy: sacred bread and wine.
4. Dedicated or devoted exclusively to a single use, purpose, or person: sacred to the memory of her sister; a private office sacred to the President.
5. Worthy of respect; venerable.
6. Of or relating to religious objects, rites, or practices.

[Middle English, past participle of sacren, to consecrate, from Old French sacrer, from Latin sacrāre, from sacer, sacr-, sacred; see sak- in Indo-European roots.]

sa′cred·ly adv.
sa′cred·ness n.
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Adv.1.sacredly - by religion; "religiously inspired art"
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No human agency could have married us more sacredly than we are wed.
All other signs of sporting and outdoor occupation Nancy has removed to another room; but she has brought into the Red House the habit of filial reverence, and preserves sacredly in a place of honour these relics of her husband's departed father.
We are going to keep them all sacredly and have them to read to our descendants.
The request had sounded pathetic, almost sacredly so, but then it might have been the exhibition of the coolest possible impudence.
Ladislaw, because I have a communication of a very private--indeed, I will say, of a sacredly confidential nature, which I desire to make to you.
He carried it that length that he protested to me, that if he was naked in bed with me, he would as sacredly preserve my virtue as he would defend it if I was assaulted by a ravisher.
For Heaven's sake, let us examine sacredly whether there is any wrong entrusted to us to set right.
The Mavericks keep their colours long and guard them very sacredly.
"I know and deeply feel how sacredly you keep your promise.
She's killed her flesh and blood; she's robbed me of half a million that was just as sacredly mine as--"
We seek our friend not sacredly, but with an adulterate passion which would appropriate him to ourselves.
"Both those trusts are sacred to me," he said, "and both shall be sacredly kept."