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Working through WhatsApp rumor mills, these groups lay siege to highways, stop vans transporting cows to cattle fairs and slaughterhouses — beef is seen as holy by many Hindus — and assault the Muslims and Dalits in those vehicles.

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As long as we’re embodied beings, processing the world through our senses, there will be no holier grail than making sure that what those senses register is pleasurable.

I began a journey on which I met with holy men and documented varying aspects of my culture.

The holy grail of tests may be one that is fast, easy, accurate and inexpensive and that could be used broadly — even by people at home.

The holy grail of front camera design is the under-display front camera.

The Via Dolorosa ends at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and is marked by nine stations of the cross.

“You were going to work your way into my marriage and you were going to call its new three-way shape holy” the narrator recounts.

Because holy hell was that bland, unfunny, uncomfortable, and just plain confusing.

And he was indicted in Israel last week on charges he plotted to blow up sites holy to Islam.

Israelis often are amused and appalled by the crazies attracted to the Holy Land, and not only for religious reasons.

After his death crowds flocked to his grave to touch his holy monument, till the authorities caused the church yard to be shut.

His holy book says: There is more joy over one sinner that repenteth than over ninety and nine just men.

Their sin began on Holy Thursday, with so little secrecy and so bad an example, that the affair was beginning to leak out.

All these things shall be for good to the holy, so to the sinners and the ungodly they shall be turned into evil.

The spread of the holy gospel and uninterrupted preaching went on until the return of the ambassador.


On this page you'll find 110 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to holy, such as: divine, hallowed, humble, pure, revered, and righteous.

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