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Word: consecrate

Definition: dedicate; sanctify; declare as sacred; Ex. consecrate one's life to helping the poor


Sentences Containing 'consecrate'

According to Shōshū doctrine, the high priest at Taisekiji has the exclusive ritual authority to consecrate and issue new "gohonzon" to all practitioners, but the priesthood has since the excommunication refused to issue any "gohonzon" to Gakkai members.
Consecrate your existence to the recollection of James Steerforth's tenderness--he would have made you his serving-man's wife, would he not?---or to feeling grateful to the upright and deserving creature who would have taken you as his gift.
Consequently, they were now devoid of sacerdotal powers; all of their ecclesiastical functions were null and void; they could neither consecrate nor absolve validly.
Duarte Costa went on to consecrate other bishops in Europe as well as North and South America.
Even in death, it is the laws relating to the succession which operate to recognise through the death a "demise of the Crown", which triggers the operation of other laws that choose and recognise the enthronement of the successor, whose oaths, consecration, and coronation only consecrate and ratify the operation of the existent laws.
He plucked forth that knife, and kneeling by the body of his lost one, swore to`consecrate his life to the extermination of all the human scum that bear the hated name of Lynch.'
It is only the serious eye peering from and the sincere life passed within it which restrain laughter and consecrate the costume of any people.
The Roman people were then required to take an oath of fidelity to Constantine, who again forced George of Praeneste, together with bishops Eustratius of Albano and Citonatus of Porto, to consecrate him as Bishop of Rome on 5 July 767.
The student may read Homer or AEschylus in the Greek without danger of dissipation or luxuriousness, for it implies that he in some measure emulate their heroes, and consecrate morning hours to their pages.
Therefore Babai, even though not yet a bishop, acted as patriarch in all ecclesiastical matters, though he could not ordain or consecrate.

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