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hallow (ˈhæləʊ Pronunciation for hallow


verb (transitive)

  1. to consecrate or set apart as being holy
  2. to venerate as being holy

Derived Forms

ˈhallower noun

Word Origin

Old English hālgian, from hālig holy

Example Sentences Including 'hallow'

Also I did not need to spiritualize things away, I had only to sanctify and hallow what already existed.
Blue, Lionel A Backdoor to Heaven
But this is an ancient hallow , and ere the kings failed or the Tree withered in the court, a fruit must have been set here.
J.R.R. Tolkien THE LORD OF THE RINGS (2004)
For it led up on to the mountain to a high hallow where only the kings had been wont to go.
J.R.R. Tolkien THE LORD OF THE RINGS (2004)
``To deliberately hallow such god-forbidden relationships is to approve sin.
The Mercury, Sunday Tasmanian (2004)


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