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kon suh krayt

  • v  appoint to a clerical posts
  • v  give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
    consecrate your life to the church
  • v  dedicate to a deity by a vow
  • v  render holy by means of religious rites
  • a  solemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high purpose
    a life consecrated to science
    the consecrated chapel

  • Religious leaders of all hues consecrated the new bridge before it was thrown open to the public.
  • "We can not consecrate -- we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it... .", said Lincoln at Gettysburg.
  • A bishop is consecrated at a time chosen by the diocese.
News & Articles

  • Blessing of the fleet June 22
    Where can you be grateful for the garbage scow, or consecrate the catamaran, give praise to the powerboat and dedicate the dragger?
    June 19, 2013 - Old Colony Memorial & Plymouth Bulletin

  • Saad Hariri in Forbes
    Saad Hariri, leader of the anti-Syrian parliamentary majority, said the attack came at a "pivotal time at which Lebanon's enemies are seeking to consecrate the vacuum in the presidency."
  • Hosni Mubarak in International Herald Tribune
    Laying out the legislative agenda for 2007, Mubarak told lawmakers he was asking them to amend 34 articles in the Egyptian constitution to "consecrate the people's sovereignty as a source of power and give parliament more authority to monitor the...
  • Yasser Arafat in Reuters India
    We listened to a plan to complete and consecrate the splitbetween the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip and the West Bank controlled by President Mahmoud Abbas, Yasser Abed-Rabbo said of a speech by Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal.

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