from The Century Dictionary.

  • Made holy; consecrated; set apart for sacred services; hence, affecting holiness; sanctimonious: as, a sanctified whine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Made holy; also, made to have the air of sanctity; sanctimonious.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Made holy. Set aside for sacred or ceremonial use.
  • verb Past participle of sanctify

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective made or declared or believed to be holy; devoted to a deity or some religious ceremony or use


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  • That's what I call sanctified assurance -- gall masquerading as grace.

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 12 1919

  • On the other hand, there are many Christians who, for want of honest looking into their own power, for want of what I call sanctified originality, are content to run in the ruts that other people's vehicles have made, without asking themselves whether that is the gauge that their wheels are fit for.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Alexander Maclaren 1868

  • Sanctification, or the setting apart from the world, and adoption into the Church: so "sanctified" is used 1Co 7: 14; Joh 17: 19.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible 1871

  • Yet I have no doubt that Moses, by adding the word sanctified, wished immediately to explain what he had said, and thus all ambiguity is removed, because the second word is exegetical of the former.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 1 1509-1564 1996

  • It would come to him in a word, a word sanctified upon the land by the memory of a thousand sacrifices and a thousand struggles, the only word that held magic for his race, the one word -- Redemption!

    Waysiders Seumas O'Kelly 1899

  • He was exceedingly fair; his face began to shine as soon as he was born, as a happy presage of the honour God designed to put upon him; he was asteios to Theo -- fair towards God; he was sanctified from the womb, and this made him beautiful in God's eyes; for it is the beauty of holiness that is in God's sight of great price.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation) 1721

  • It seems rather to be understood of the struggles that are maintained between grace and corruption in sanctified souls.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation) 1721

  • The nature of man, if it be not sanctified, is the worst nature in the world next to that of devils.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John) 1721

  • Usually, even those whose riper years are attended with toils and perils have a peaceable and quiet infancy; but it was not so with the blessed Jesus: his life and sufferings began together; he was born a man striven with, as Jeremiah was (Jer.xv. 10), who was sanctified from the womb, Jer. i.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John) 1721

  • In those days, all the so-called sanctified people we called ourselves the saints had was home, work, and church.

    God is Not a Christian, Nor a Jew, Muslim, Hindu … Carlton Pearson 2010


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