holy man


  • The holy man gives the bag to Father Grumbler
    The holy man gives the bag to Father Grumbler
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n holy man person of exceptional holiness
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  • Ernest Renan
    “Man makes holy what he believes.”
  • Henry Varley
    Henry Varley
    “The world has yet to see what God will do with a man who is fully and wholly consecrated to the Holy Spirit.”
  • Oswald Chambers
    Oswald Chambers
    “Holiness, not happiness, is the chief end of man.”
  • Thomas Hobbes
    “The secret thoughts of a man run over all things, holy, profane, clean, obscene, grave, and light, without shame or blame.”


In literature:

Our Great Master bore aforetime the most cruel disgrace in the same holy cause of vindicating the rights of man.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. I. February, 1862, No. II." by Various
Return to holiness is secured, and the lost image of God is restored to man, so that he dies to sin and lives unto holiness.
"Exposition of the Apostles Creed" by James Dodds
Sirs, said Sir Bors, if there be any holy man in this house I pray you let me speak with him.
"Chronicle and Romance (The Harvard Classics Series)" by Jean Froissart, Thomas Malory, Raphael Holinshed
There seems to have been an almost holy love in this proud man's heart for his granddaughter.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 2 of 14" by Elbert Hubbard
He being a very holy man does nothing.
"Miscellanies" by Oscar Wilde
There he sat, a muckle fat, white hash of a man like creish, wi' a kind of a holy smile that gart me scunner.
"David Balfour, Second Part" by Robert Louis Stevenson
And yet he was a very holy man, with an irreproachable character.
"Abbe Mouret's Transgression La Faute De L'abbe Mouret" by Emile Zola
This man is one of most strict and holy life, which alone would make him worthy of veneration.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898" by E. H. Blair
It is said that Rabbi (the Holy) teaches that it is illegal for an unlearned man to eat animal food, for it is said (Lev.
"Hebraic Literature; Translations from the Talmud, Midrashim and Kabbala" by Various
But a man's a man, not a post or a holy angel.
"Children of the Mist" by Eden Phillpotts

In poetry:

He babbled ever of her name
And of her brow that gleamed like dawn,
And of her lips--a lovely shame
No holy man should think upon.
"The Witch" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
Then Faith could sharpest trials stand,
Man at threat'ning Death could smile,
If but his Pastor's lenient hand
Toucht him with the Holy Oil.
"The Culprit" by Nathaniel Bloomfield
And, journeying onwards, peace and hope
And holy memory gild the gloom,
While man descends the gentle slope
Which brings him to the quiet tomb.
"Morning Thoughts" by John Bowring
The work of holiness, a man then does,
To hear God's word and his due homage pay,
When, to the temple of the Lord, he goes;
However bad the road, or far the way.
"Concerning The Sabbath" by Rees Prichard
"My children," Said the holy man,
"Once more I'm willing to unmask me.
This is my birthday; and my plan
Is to bestow on you (I can)
Whatever favour you may ask me."
"The Disciples" by Aleister Crowley
And one, the second, where the Man-child rose
To know the Holy Spirit dwells within
This casement of the body, and he chose
To hold his breathing temple free from sin.
"Sacred Places" by Annie Adams Fields

In news:

According to legend, there was once an itinerant holy man, wandering the countryside performing incredible feats of magic.
Funeral At Utica's Holy Trinity Church Disrupted by Man Allegedly High on Synthetic Drugs.
A Utica man is accused of disrupting a funeral at Holy Trinity Church on Lincoln Ave in West Utica.
I'm not a holy man (see any of Icepack 's more autobiographical moments), but I have my God and never lost my religion.
Mucho Macho Man Honors Holy Bull.
" Tartuffe " at Westport Playhouse: The Holy Man's A Hunk.
The Hebrew Bible, known as the Old Testament to Christians and considered a holy book in Islam, for instance, instructs man to care for creation – including the animals .
So when is some reporter who has a little less respect for the holy ground that Peyton Manning walks on going to ask him the obvious question.
Lal Shahbaz Qalandar was a holy man and scholar born in the 1100s whose ancient travels sound as contemporary as today's news feeds.
A Sadhu, or Hindu holy man, practises yoga at the Kamakhya temple during the Ambubasi festival in Gauhati, India.
In one sense, Jennifer Fox's documentary, "My Reincarnation ," tells a very particular story about the effects of the Tibetan diaspora and the unique stresses that come from being deemed a reincarnated holy man.
This holy man never had a prayer at beating the rap.
Seeking Troop Longevity, Indian Military Taps a Holy Man on a Supposed 70-Year Fast.
A holy man is in hot water over sex tapes.
This meeting place between sinful man and Holy God is seen in illuminating three dimensional computer generated detail.