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There was much laughter, which she describes as “carbonated holiness.”

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The portrait of His Holiness that until recently adorned the main prayer hall at the Ganden Sumtseling Monastery has been removed.

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We applaud the parents who are putting in the enormous effort necessary to properly form their kids’ consciences in a culture that has become so hostile to holiness.

Nonetheless, that “inward sweetness” awakened the future preacher to a rather uncommon youthful aptitude for holiness.

Later, Edwards noted that many of his youngest members “clearly exemplified” what he called the universal holiness of life.

I went to Dharamsala and met His Holiness [the Dalai Lama] there.

The men are being made saints because of their obvious holiness, and because they are both responsible for medical miracles.

“His Holiness and the Vatican have been clear about a range of issues,” Obama said after the meeting.

They burnt the chosen city of holiness, and made the streets thereof desolate according to the prediction of Jeremias.

To me the national affectation of piety and holiness resembles a white shirt put on over a dirty skin.

His envoys had proposed to refer the knotty point to the decision of His Holiness; but 'this they absolutely declined.'

Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes, are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine.

What have we to do with such dreamy, self-centred, emotional holiness, here and now in London?


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On this page you'll find 37 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to holiness, such as: humility, purity, righteousness, sanctity, asceticism, and beatitude.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.