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  • There are many reasons to be excited about septuagenarian superstar Sir Tom Jones's performance at an intimate north London church, but chief among them is the prospect of the Welsh soul man blowing this semi-sacred space wide open.

    Tom Jones

  • What really drives him, though, is not ideology but a cool concern for the bottom line — and the belief that the media should be treated like any other business, not as a semi-sacred public trust.

    Mr. Murdoch Goes to War

  • Through the use of visions, ascetic behavior, and devotional activities, the women created strong spiritual significances for the semi-sacred spaces of their cloister, thereby extending sanctity beyond the male-dominated main altar of the choir.

    Sensual Encounters: Monastic Women and Spirituality in Medieval Germany

  • Or does the accumulation of semi-sacred tradition around one figurehead family allow a sense of comfort, security and history to pervade us all?

    Lucy Mangan: What is it with Tories and royalty?

  • What really drives him, though, is not ideology but a cool concern for the bottom line — and the belief that the media should be treated like any other business, not as a semi-sacred public trust.

    Mr. Murdoch Goes to War

  • The semi-sacred spaces were the spaces around the cloister, excepting the church and any chapels.

    Sensual Encounters: Monastic Women and Spirituality in Medieval Germany

  • But when she arrived in the kitchen, there in front of her was the holy child as he had been in the choir. 96 For Adelheit, the sanctity of the choir was extended into the semi-sacred space of the kitchen by the presence of the Christ Child.

    Sensual Encounters: Monastic Women and Spirituality in Medieval Germany

  • Near the middle of their set, Northumbrian sisters Rachel and Becky Unthank step away from their microphones to sing unamplified, taking advantage of the airy acoustics of the semi-sacred space of north London's Union Chapel.

    The Unthanks

  • When talking about spaces within the monastery, there is sacred space, that which had direct connection to the divine, such as the choir through its altar or altars, and there is semi-sacred space, that which was sacred as part of the monastery, but which had a more tenuous association with the divine.

    Sensual Encounters: Monastic Women and Spirituality in Medieval Germany

  • What really drives him, though, is not ideology but a cool concern for the bottom line — and the belief that the media should be treated like any other business, not as a semi-sacred public trust.

    Mr. Murdoch Goes to War

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