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Friday, November 19, 2010

hallow

\HAL-oh\ , verb;
1.
To make holy; sanctify; consecrate.
interjection:
1.
Hallo.
verb:
1.
To shout or chase with cries of "hallo!"
Quotes:
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:
Hallow ultimately relates to the Old Norse helga, "health."
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