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And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.

A young girl may sometimes, by such courage, sanctify and enhance her modesty.

The altar was most holy, that it might sanctify the gifts laid on it.

And so it is His own special beloved work to sanctify the Church He loved.

God is holy: we are to sanctify Him in acknowledging and adoring and honouring that holiness.

With my whole heart do I trust Thee to do it, to sanctify me wholly.

God sanctified the Sabbath day: man has to sanctify it, that is, to keep it holy.

The blood of those sacrifices could do no more than sanctify "to the purifying of the flesh."

That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word.

He suffered without the gate that he might sanctify you with his own blood.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., seintefie "to consecrate," from Old French saintefier "sanctify" (12c., Modern French sanctifier), from Late Latin sanctificare "to make holy," from sanctus "holy" (see saint (n.)) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). Form altered in English c.1400 to conform with Latin. Meaning "to render holy or legitimate by religious sanction" is from c.1400; transferred sense of "to render worthy of respect" is from c.1600. Related: Sanctified; sanctifying.

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