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1. sanctuary

noun. ['ˈsæŋktʃuːˌɛri'] area around the altar of a church for the clergy and choir; often enclosed by a lattice or railing.

Synonyms

  • chancel
  • choir
  • area
  • church building
  • church

Antonyms

  • insecurity
  • divest
  • show
  • lose

Etymology

  • sanctuary (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • saintuaire (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Sanctuary

  • adversary
  • appleberry
  • arterberry
  • asbury
  • atterbury
  • auberry
  • banbury
  • beneficiary
  • bicentenary
  • blackberry
  • blueberry
  • brackenbury
  • bradberry
  • bradbury
  • brimberry
  • cadbury
  • canterbury
  • capillary
  • carberry
  • cardiopulmonary

How do you pronounce sanctuary?

Pronounce sanctuary as ˈsæŋkʧuˌɛri.

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How do you spell sanctuary? Is it santuary ?

A common misspelling of sanctuary is santuary

Sentences with sanctuary


1. Noun, singular or mass
The Hyacinthia centered on the sanctuary of Apollo of Amyclae, which was three miles south of the city.

Quotes about sanctuary


1. Let my body dwell in poverty, and my hands be as the hands of the toiler; but let my soul be as a temple of remembrance where the treasures of knowledge enter and the inner sanctuary is hope.
- George Eliot, Daniel Deronda

2. The whole value of solitude depends upon oneself; it may be a sanctuary or a prison, a haven of repose or a place of punishment, a heaven or a hell, as we ourselves make it.
- John Lubbock, Peace and Happiness

3. I am my own sanctuary and I can be reborn as many times as I choose throughout my life.
- Lady Gaga

2. sanctuary

noun. ['ˈsæŋktʃuːˌɛri'] a consecrated place where sacred objects are kept.

Synonyms

  • place
  • Tabernacle
  • property
  • sanctum sanctorum

Antonyms

  • upgrade
  • downgrade
  • solvability
  • isotropy

Etymology

  • sanctuary (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • saintuaire (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. sanctuary

noun. ['ˈsæŋktʃuːˌɛri'] a shelter from danger or hardship.

Synonyms

  • asylum
  • harbour
  • safe house
  • safehold
  • harbor
  • refuge

Antonyms

  • deglycerolize
  • front
  • back
  • left

Etymology

  • sanctuary (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • saintuaire (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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