Adjective "holies" definition and examples

(Holies may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Definitions and examples


The inner chamber of the sanctuary in the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, separated by a veil from the outer chamber. It was reserved for the presence of God and could be entered only by the High Priest on the Day of Atonement.
  1. 'He went into the temple and ate the bread in the holy of holies, that no person is to touch.'
  2. 'After the priests had established the ark of the covenant in the holy of holies, a cloud filled the Temple, and the glory of God's presence was so powerful that the priests were overwhelmed.'
  3. 'I knocked at the door and was admitted by Ms Brown to the holy of holies'
  4. 'So this is the holy of holies, where only the coach and the players come.'
  5. 'She stood for five days in endless queues before managing to enter the holy of holies - the Department of Welfare offices in Deals House.'
  6. 'His paintings should have found a place in the holy of holies of the collection.'
  7. 'The queen is still going to stay up in Windsor Castle and preside over the party that she's giving for Prince Charles, and she'll also be attending the service of blessing in St. George's Chapel, which is the royal holy of holies.'

More definitions

1. specially recognized as or declared sacred by religious use or authority; consecrated: holy ground.

2. dedicated or devoted to the service of God, the church, or religion: a holy man.

3. saintly; godly; pious; devout: a holy life.

4. having a spiritually pure quality: a holy love.

5. entitled to worship or veneration as or as if sacred: a holy relic.

6. religious: holy rites.

7. inspiring fear, awe, or grave distress: The director, when ang

More examples(as adjective)

"sites can be holies."