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  • The vulgar Latin hath it, regnum sacerdotale, to which agreeth the translation of that place, sacerdotium regale, a regal priesthood; 93 as also the institution itself, by which no man might enter into the sanctum sanctorum, that is to say, no man might enquire God's will immediately of God

    Leviathan

  • The vulgar Latin hath it, regnum sacerdotale, to which agreeth the translation of that place, sacerdotium regale, a regal priesthood; (6) as also the institution itself, by which no man might enter into the sanctum sanctorum, that is to say, no man might enquire God's will immediately of God Himself, but only the high priest.

    Leviathan, or, The matter, forme, & power of a common-wealth ecclesiasticall and civill

  • Admission into this sanctum sanctorum of royal decision-making—MI5 swept the conference room inside Buckingham Palace for bugging devices before each of the twice-yearly meetings—was a distinct honor.

    William and Kate

  • 'Pale youth,' quoth I, 'I pray thee the way to the sanctum-sanctorum, to the

    Local Color

  • I implore you to stop this desecration of our sanctum sanctorum of explodey ideas goodness and all around think tank.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Sweet jeebus, lookit this mess!

  • The surprisingly modest apartment where Gertrude, Alice and Leo lived in the first decades of the 1900s was equivalent, if you can imagine it, to a combination of Warhol's Factory, Hemingway's study he in fact visited Gertrude often and Zuckerberg's computer room; said simply it was the crucible/sanctum sanctorum of arts, letters, and innovation.

    Marlena Doktorczyk-Donohue: SFMOMA's The Steins Collect Documents a Life of Art Collecting

  • Beaming triumphantly, he entered the macabre sanctum sanctorum, to be told the following tale by the woman concealed within.

    Heart-Stopping Hallowe'en Horror, Left And Right

  • The economic debacle that has diminished and may demolish the sancta sanctorum of the University -- from Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences to the entire system at the University of California -- is an essential element of this sense of loss.

    Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco : The Fox

  • All the major manufacturers, Mr. Prasad says, keep their "sanctum sanctorum" — the engine software under the hood — under tight control.

    Living With the Electronic Car

  • Shortly after the Expo opened, they established a temporary big tent in the US Pavilion's VIP-only sanctum sanctorum.

    Bob Jacobson: US Pavilion in Shanghai Fails to Do Its Job: "San Antonio Threw a ($500,000) Party and No One Came"

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