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  • n. The quality of being sacrosanct.


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sacrosanct +‎ -ity


  • He is joyous, jubilant as a child, as he takes off his hat and bows deeply to the sacrosanctity that surrounds him.

    Picture Dreams

  • Did I become, in my maturity, too convinced of the sacrosanctity of what lies beneath my skirt?

    If Truth Is A Woman, She Wears A Skort

  • It endowed both women with sacrosanctity and inviolability; they could walk anywhere without threat, as no man, be he the lowest and most predatory, would dare to touch a Vestal Virgin.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Well, it would have kept almost fifty children from dying horrible deaths in one attack, but again, what is that compared to the sacrosanctity of ideology?


  • In the West, Einstein's severely restricted general relativity has itself become tantamount to dogma, and any challenge to the sacrosanctity of the conservation laws results in immediate alarm.

    Chapter 4

  • It appears to make secular or mechanicalize their profession, to rob preaching of its sacrosanctity, leave it less authority by making it more intelligible, remove it from the realm of the mystical and unique.

    Preaching and Paganism

  • The suggestion is not on the face of it paradoxical, but it will be rank heresy to those who blame the public for not bowing down before the sacrosanctity of the "serious" author.

    Personality in Literature

  • When he saw, however, that mob law was about to usurp the place of the Republican institutions for which he had striven, he leaned towards the court and advocated the sacrosanctity of the King's person.

    The World's Best Orations, Vol. 1 (of 10)

  • It is easy to see that when this custom came into conflict with the son's natural desire to inherit, the sacrosanctity of the dead man's treasure and of his burial-mound would be their only protection against violation.

    The Edda, Volume 2 The Heroic Mythology of the North, Popular Studies in Mythology, Romance, and Folklore, No. 13

  • It was the best of all possible clubs, and he supposed that he would be expelled for profaning its sacrosanctity with a vulgar brawl.

    We Can't Have Everything


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