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Friday, November 19, 2010

Definitions for hallow

  1. To make holy; sanctify; consecrate.
  2. Hallo.
  3. To shout or chase with cries of "hallo!"

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Citations for hallow
No moral quality, no association of purity, truth, modesty, self-denial, or family love, comes in to hallow the atmosphere about them, and create a sphere of loveliness which brightens as mere physical beauty fades. Harriet Beecher Stowe, Household Papers and Stories
Its bare walls and little single beds mocked him, mocked him, the sterile and featureless look to it, the lack of a presence to warm it, a purpose to hallow it. Colleen McCullough, The Thorn Birds
Origin of hallow
900
Hallow ultimately relates to the Old Norse helga, "health."