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1       n-uncount   Holiness is the state or quality of being holy.  
usu with supp  
We were immediately struck by this city's holiness.     
2       n-voc   You say Your Holiness or His Holiness when you address or refer respectfully to the Pope or to leaders of some other religions.  
poss N; PRON: poss PRON     (politeness)    The President received His Holiness at the White House.     
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blessedness, devoutness, divinity, godliness, piety, purity, religiousness, righteousness, sacredness, saintliness, sanctity, spirituality, virtuousness  

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hollowness, hotline, holism, hole

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