[ US /ˈsæŋktʃuˌɛɹi/ ]
[ UK /sˈɑːnktjuːəɹˌi/ ]
NOUN
  1. a consecrated place where sacred objects are kept
  2. area around the altar of a church for the clergy and choir; often enclosed by a lattice or railing
  3. a shelter from danger or hardship
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How To Use sanctuary In A Sentence

  • South Vietnam, NVA and Viet Cong troops again intruded on neutral Laos for sanctuary, as the Viet Minh had done during the war with the French some years before. Stearns, Roger H.
  • When the Ministers have said the Gloria at the altar, they go to sit in the sanctuary until the choir has finished singing.
  • On the farther side of the hypostyle there were still other large halls which led ultimately to the actual sanctuary, or sekos, in which the divinity was represented by a statue or some symbol; only the king, or his representative, the high priest, could enter the sekos. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon
  • Read in studio Thieves have stolen seventeen rare parrots from a bird sanctuary.
  • High in the Clouds tells the story of a squirrel who tries to find a place called Animalia, a tropical animal sanctuary. Filmstalker: Stalked: Paul McCartney, Eliza Dushku, Reese Witherspoon, Danielle Panabaker
  • Solomon Burke's website says he was born on March 21, 1940 "in an upper room at the United Praying Band The House of God for All People" Church in West Philadelphia "to the sounds of horns and bass drums from the sanctuary. Soul Singer Solomon Burke Dies at 70
  • Then we confront a full view of the main sanctuary shot from the southwest corner of the inner compound.
  • The sanctuary takes in cruelty and abuse cases and regularly receives referrals from the police.
  • The plan of the sanctuary complex, now a dignified patchwork of ruins, is quintessentially Syrian, with a small central temple surrounded by an expansive precinct known as the temenos . Temple of the 'Bride of the Desert'
  • In his letters, as in conversation, he offers himself no sanctuary, and the picture we are left to gather is an exaggeration of the facts: cold, hard, captious, rarely affectionate, often gloomy.
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