from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the place where a deceased person is buried.


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  • It was not the place it once had been, but it was still a sacred place for males, and when she burst in and pulled open the door of the huge cupboard where all the men were listening to the BBC (the entire Venezia Division of the Italian Army had joined with Tito's partisans) the detonation of disapproval was more than palpable.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • To survive, he had to retreat into an inner sacred place where his thoughts scrambled as he struggled to hold on to everything dear to him: his faith; his love; his little sister, Beez; his future wife, Nia.

    The After Wife

  • Three of the Remnant would then stand at a sacred place on the appointed date of 12/21/12, and their Light would wash the landscape . . . their healing would touch the masses . . . sensitives would Light, 144,000 around the world, and that Light would be enough to stamp out the perpetual darkness that has haunted humankind.

    Surrender the Dark


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