Definition for sacred

adjective as in holy, blessed

adjective as in protected

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Example Sentences

Stories create a sacred space that humans have always respected.

When you bow to another, you are honoring something sacred in them.

Whenever I enter the park, I’m always conscious I’m stepping into a special place—sacred ground, really.

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The newfound shafts around Durrington Walls suggest it also was a special, sacred place, Gaffney says.

The location of the K’akaya offering indicates that Inca people regarded all of Lake Titicaca, which straddles the border between Bolivia and Peru, as sacred, not just its fabled Island of the Sun, the researchers say.

In fact, one the most sacred holiday for Muslims is the sacrifice of Abraham, known as Eid al-Adha.

There is no middle ground in submitting our sacred rights to the whims of foreign tyrants.

One thing I do to respect the people who want to keep hip hop ‘sacred’ is refer to myself as rap-cabaret.

The Reservation is sovereign Indian land, and the grizzly is a sacred animal to these tribes.

The land involved is sacred to them and used to gather acorns for religious ceremonies.

The supernaturalist alleges that religion was revealed to man by God, and that the form of this revelation is a sacred book.

I had it put in order whilst you were in London; it was a shame to let a sacred place remain in such a state.

More than once she destroyed pages, as being too sacred a confidence for unloving eyes to read.

Let this be your acknowledgment of past favours—the fulfilment of your sacred promise.

They accepted baptism as a sort of sacred pledge of friendship and alliance with the French.


On this page you'll find 66 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sacred, such as: cherished, divine, hallowed, religious, revered, and solemn.

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