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holy city

Syllabification: ho·ly cit·y

Definition of holy city in English:

noun

1A city held sacred by the adherents of a religion.
Example sentences
  • The gospels record two occasions when Jesus wept: at the tomb of Lazarus and when he saw the holy city Jerusalem.
  • Pressed to name the world's most visited holy cities, one might think of Mecca or Jerusalem.
  • However, Salt Lake City is a holy city for Mormons, and the Black Hills of South Dakota and other places are sacred native American sites.
1.1 (the Holy City) Jerusalem.
1.2 (the Holy City) (In Christian tradition) Heaven.
Example sentences
  • We are further emboldened in our outreach by John's vision of the Holy City of God.
  • As Christ descends he raises all the righteous dead, and with the living saints they ascend to the Holy City in heaven.
  • Around Zion, the Holy City where God our Father sits on the throne, is an area called paradise.

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