[s_ˈeɪ_k_ɹ_ə_d], [sˈe͡ɪkɹəd], [sˈe‍ɪkɹəd]

Definitions of sacred:

  1.   Sacredly. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   Consecrated to a religious purpose; connected with religion or a religious service; consecrated; venerable; inviolable. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3.   Sacredness. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   Set apart or dedicated, esp. to God: made holy: proceeding from God: religious: entitled to respect or veneration: inviolable. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5.   Pert. to God, or to His worship; pert. to religion or religious uses; not profane; inviolable. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6.   Set apart for religious uses; as, a sacred edifice; pertaining to religion; as, sacred literature; consecrated; holy; not to be treated irreverently; as, he held his mother's memory sacred. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7.   Pertaining to God; holy; inviolable. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.

Quotes for sacred:

  1. But let her remember, that it is in Britain alone, that laws are equally favourable to liberty and humanity; that it is in Britain the sacred rights of nature have received their most awful ratification. – Thomas Day
  2. Every good citizen makes his country's honor his own, and cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred He is willing to risk his life in its defense and its conscious that he gains protection while he gives it. – Andrew Jackson
  3. For us Australians, Singapore also represents sacred soil. Almost 2000 Australians died here in the defense of your island country and our neighborhood. – Michael Jeffery
  4. But let us remember, at the same time, government is sacred and not to be trifled with. – Jonathan Mayhew
  5. Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it 'the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul.' The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature, entitles no man to the sacred name of 'Artist.' – Edgar Allan Poe

Usage examples for sacred:

  1. “ I thought our love was a secret, sacred affair. ” – A Singer from the Sea by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  2. Sacred to her memory! ” – Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930 by Various
  3. “ I consider it a sacred duty, and of course it was done. ” – Ten Girls from History by Kate Dickinson Sweetser
  4. It was a sacred compact. ” – Mr. Waddington of Wyck by May Sinclair
  5. How sweet and sacred a wonder. ” – VC -- A Chronicle of Castle Barfield and of the Crimea by David Christie Murray
  6. “ " I know you did," I would answer, and then urge him to give every day and night in the week, if he liked, to pleasure except one-" let one be sacred to work!" ” – To-morrow? by Victoria Cross
  7. The order is not sacred in the sense that it has always had the same form. ” – The Truth About Woman by C. Gasquoine Hartley
  8. We rose up, overcome by a sacred horror, and fled. ” – The Worlds Greatest Books Vol. II: Fiction by Arthur Mee, J. A. Hammerton, Eds.
  9. Sacred to the memory of the dead, however, she had one desire- revenge. ” – The Exploits of Elaine by Arthur B. Reeve
  10. The sacred person of your general! ” – The Death of Wallenstein A Play by Frederich Schiller

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