sacred writing

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sacred writing writing that is venerated for the worship of a deity
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Usage

In literature:

It is curious that there should be no mention of them in the sacred writings.
"Birds in the Calendar" by Frederick G. Aflalo
All churches and all bodies approaching nearly the church-form have writings that embody their beliefs and are regarded as sacred.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
The sacred writings demonstrate also that woman occasioned the fall of the whole human race.
"Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
What an eulogy is this on the perfection of the sacred writings!
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
The word, as we have seen, is several times used in the sacred writings.
"The Doctrines of Predestination, Reprobation, and Election" by Robert Wallace
They are never in the form of images of the Buddha, or of extracts from the sacred writings.
"The Soul of a People" by H. Fielding
The scene that followed is of too sacred memory to write about.
"Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail" by Ezra Meeker
They are to them the sacred writings.
"An Orkney Maid" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
These writings became sacred to them.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
Now, your legacy; and now I have to write things almost too sacred to be written, and that never could be said.
"The Day of His Youth" by Alice Brown
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In poetry:

Hail sacred musick! since you know to draw
The soul to Heav'n, the spirit to the law,
I come to prove thy force, thy warbling string
May tune my soul to write what others sing.
"Hezekiah" by Thomas Parnell
O Sacred Providence, who from end to end
Strongly and sweetly movest! shall I write,
And not of thee, through whom my fingers bend
To hold my quill? shall they not do thee right?
"Providence" by George Herbert
Here terrour leaves me with exalted head,
I breath fine air, and find the vision fled,
The Seer withdrawn, inspir'd, and urg'd to write,
By the warm influence of the sacred sight.
"Habakkuk" by Thomas Parnell