Definition of 'holy'

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But the holy grail is a sighting of the man himself. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's the holy grail of foundation! The Sun (2016)Ladies and gentlemen of the global 1 %, she is the holy grail. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He says it is the holy grail : the perfect 80 minutes. Times, Sunday Times (2016)On holy days we face up to them. Christianity Today (2000)What do you do when you have found the holy grail? Times, Sunday Times (2006)For them it was something close to a holy war. Admiral Sandy Woodward, With Patrick Robinson ONE HUNDRED DAYS (2003)It might well be true that he was endangering the holy places for his own ends. Richard Holmes Dusty Warriors: Modern Soldiers at War (2006)Those three are the holy grail for energy policy. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Friends and acquaintances consistently tried to talk me out of seeking this holy grail. Times, Sunday Times (2012)How can he claim to be so devout and holy when he is intent on wreaking unholy war? The Sun (2010)The holy man was arrested at his home last year and held in a cell for two hours. The Sun (2011)Is she still the holy place? Travers, P L What the Bee Knows - reflections on myth, symbol and story (1989)There was something childlike, something of the holy fool about him. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It can hardly be claimed that its foundational affirmation of holy war is ancient history, for it is also current affairs. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)Aides said the PM has no plans to meet the exiled holy man again either. The Sun (2013)In Nepal, to be cursed by a holy man is a serious matter. Jonathan Gregson BLOOD AGAINST THE SNOWS: The Tragic Story of Nepal's Royal Dynasty (2002)Since this is something of a holy grail these days, it's probably worth pausing to consider how else you get there. Times, Sunday Times (2011)


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British English: holy /ˈhəʊlɪ/ ADJECTIVE
Something that is holy is considered to be special because it relates to God or to a particular religion.
...a holy shrine.
  • American English: holy
  • Arabic: مُقَدَّسٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: sagrado
  • Chinese: 神圣的
  • Croatian: svet
  • Czech: svatý
  • Danish: hellig
  • Dutch: heilig
  • European Spanish: santo
  • Finnish: pyhä
  • French: sacré
  • German: heilig
  • Greek: άγιος
  • Italian: santo
  • Japanese: 神聖な
  • Korean: 신성한
  • Norwegian: hellig
  • Polish: święty
  • European Portuguese: sagrado
  • Romanian: sfânt
  • Russian: святой
  • Latin American Spanish: santo
  • Swedish: helig
  • Thai: เป็นที่เคารพบูชา
  • Turkish: kutsal
  • Ukrainian: святий
  • Vietnamese: linh thiêng


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