[ US /ˈsæŋktəm/ ]
[ UK /sˈɑːnktəm/ ]
  1. a sacred place of pilgrimage
  2. a place of inviolable privacy
    he withdrew to his sanctum sanctorum, where the children could never go
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How To Use sanctum In A Sentence

  • Petrum: Alij veniunt cum chorda ad collum, alij cum manibus retro ligatis, alij cum cultello in brachio vel tibia defixo, et si post peregrinationem fiat brachium marcidum, illum reputant sanctum, et benè cum Deo suo. The Journal of Friar Odoric
  • It should start giving inducements that it now lavishes on businesses locating to the inner sanctums of Bradford to all outlying regions.
  • The tall bookshelf shown at right is a hidden door leading to an office known as the 'sanctum.' Waterfront in Long Island
  • The visual stimulation of this wall of images finds a serene counterpart in a small room opening to the right, re-creating the devotional sanctum of a Mouride holy man.
  • The military intelligence complex an hour outside Washington where the WikiLeaks case goes to court this week is known as a cloak-and-dagger sanctum off-limits to the rest of the world. ABC News: Top Stories
  • At length, we return inside and he bars the creaking door before retiring to his sanctum. Times, Sunday Times
  • Et dicit liber Iesum sanctissimum omnium Prophetarum fuisse veracem in dictis et factis, benignum, pium, iustum, et ab omni vitio penitus alienum: Sanctum quoque Ioannem Euangelistam post prædictos Prophetas fuisse alijs Sanctiorem, cuius et Euangelium fatentur esse plenum salutari, ac veraci doctrina, et ipsum Sanctum The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville
  • Worse still, some practices which Sacrosanctum Concilium had never even contemplated were allowed into the Liturgy, like Mass “versus populum”, Holy Communion on the hand, altogether giving up on the Latin and Gregorian Chant in favour of the vernacular and songs and hymns without much space for God, and extension beyond any reasonable limits of the faculty to concelebrate at Holy Mass. Archbishop Ranjith's Foreword to "True Development of the Liturgy"
  • The cult image of Artemis was brought out from the inner sanctum and, gilded and white, shone brilliantly in the morning sun.
  • This was when somebody opened the door to the inner sanctum where the support band was playing.
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