What does holiness mean?
Definitions for holiness
ˈhoʊ li nɪsho·li·ness
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word holiness.
holiness, sanctity, sanctitudenoun
the quality of being holy
The state or condition of being holy.
Used in connection with His or Your to address to the pope.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from holy.
I will not hence and leave my husband here;
And ill it doth beseem your holiness
To separate the husband and the wife. William Shakespeare, Com. of Err.
Religion is rent by discords, and the holiness of the professors is decayed, and full of scandal. Francis Bacon, Essays.
Then in full age, and hoary holiness,
Retire, great teacher, to thy promis’d bliss. Matthew Prior.
We see piety and holiness ridiculed as morose singularities. John Rogers, Sermon 15.
I here appeal unto the pope,
To bring my whole cause ’fore his holiness. William Shakespeare, H. VIII.
His holiness has told some English gentlemen, that those of our nation should have the privileges. Joseph Addison, on Italy.
Sacred describes something that is dedicated or set apart for the service or worship of a deity; is considered worthy of spiritual respect or devotion; or inspires awe or reverence among believers. The property is often ascribed to objects (a "sacred artifact" that is venerated and blessed), or places ("sacred ground"). French sociologist Émile Durkheim considered the dichotomy between the sacred and the profane to be the central characteristic of religion: "religion is a unified system of beliefs and practices relative to sacred things, that is to say, things set apart and forbidden.": 47 In Durkheim's theory, the sacred represents the interests of the group, especially unity, which are embodied in sacred group symbols, or using team work to help get out of trouble. The profane, on the other hand, involve mundane individual concerns.
the state or quality of being holy; perfect moral integrity or purity; freedom from sin; sanctity; innocence
the state of being hallowed, or consecrated to God or to his worship; sacredness
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Holiness is ranked #129047 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Holiness surname appeared 132 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Holiness.
87.1% or 115 total occurrences were Black.
6.8% or 9 total occurrences were of two or more races.
3.7% or 5 total occurrences were White.
The numerical value of holiness in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of holiness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of holiness in a Sentence
Holiness is doing God's will with a smile.
Texas Republican Rep. Pete Sessions:
His Holiness spoke about America in fair and glowing terms, and challenged us to accept our roles and responsibility not only in the United States but around the world with American exceptionalism.
How blessed and amazing are God's gifts, dear friends Life with immortality, splendor with righteousness, truth with confidence, faith with assurance, self-control with holiness And all these things are within our comprehension.
In order to enter the club of those countries, it is necessary to hold a gay pride parade. Not to make a political statement,' we are with you,' not to sign any agreements, but to hold a gay parade, if we see violations of [ God's ] law, we will never put up with those who destroy this law, blurring the line between holiness and sin, and even more so with those who promote sin as an example or as one of the models of human behavior.
Many believe it has touched holiness, so it becomes a little subjective as to what makes it holy.
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