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Etymologies

From all + plural of hallow ("saint"). Forms in -n (All-Hallown etc.) show reflex of the original genitive plural (Old English halgena). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Saints Day was known as All Hallows and the day before was All Hallows Eve.

    The Seattle Times

  • In the Roman Catholic Church, All Saints' Day, which is also referred to as All Hallows or

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • At All Hallows secondary school in inner city Salford they have strained sinews to lay on cricket for pupils who until 2008 had no opportunities to play the game.

    Cricket's grassroots need to be inclusive not exclusive

  • Not only has she brightened her own church, All Hallows, Bispham, in the Diocese of Blackburn, she has achieved more unity between all Churches in her area than has ever been known before.

    Archbishop awards Cross of St Augustine

  • In the 800s, the pope got involved, declaring November 1st All Saints 'Day, which eventually was called All Hallows.

    CNN Transcript Oct 31, 2006

  • It must be nearly the end of October now-the feast of Samhain, the Eve of All Hallows, was nearly come, or only recently past.

    Drums of Autumn

  • "We, or they, might well prevail before All Hallows."

    War for the Oaks

  • The campaign will begin on May Eve, and end no later than the eve of All Hallows.

    War for the Oaks

  • They say that even now, on All Hallows 'Eve, the old sailors can be heard pounding on the door.

    Give Us Forever

  • Not till All Hallows 'Eve did I learn the next part of their story.

    There Will Be Time

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