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Definition of Sacred

Sacred

  1. Set apart by solemn religious ceremony; especially, in a good sense, made holy; set apart to religious use; consecrated; not profane or common; as, a sacred place; a sacred day; sacred service.
  2. Relating to religion, or to the services of religion; not secular; religious; as, sacred history.
  3. Designated or exalted by a divine sanction; possessing the highest title to obedience, honor, reverence, or veneration; entitled to extreme reverence; venerable.
  4. Hence, not to be profaned or violated; inviolable.
  5. Consecrated; dedicated; devoted; -- with to.
  6. Solemnly devoted, in a bad sense, as to evil, vengeance, curse, or the like; accursed; baleful.

Sacred Quotations

Bathtub falls and police officers kill more Americans than terrorism, yet we've been asked to sacrifice our most sacred rights for fear of falling victim to it.
Edward Snowden

Every painting is a voyage into a sacred harbour.
Giotto di Bondone

Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

The feeling of longing for home is born into us. That wonderful dream cannot become real without great faith - enough for the Holy Ghost to lead us to repentance, baptism, and the making and keeping of sacred covenants with God. This faith requires enduring bravely the trials of mortal life.
Henry B. Eyring

And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being.
Black Elk
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Sacred Translations

sacred in Dutch is sacraal, heilig, gewijd, geheiligd
sacred in German is heilig
sacred in Italian is santo
sacred in Latin is divinus, sanctus
sacred in Spanish is sagrado
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