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holy orders

  
   , Holy Orders  
Someone who is in holy orders is a member of the Christian clergy.      n-plural  
He took holy orders in 1935.     
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holy orders      , Holy Orders         
Someone who is in holy orders is a member of the Christian clergy.      n-plural  
He took holy orders in 1935.     

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holy     ( holier    comparative)   ( holiest    superlative  )
1       adj   If you describe something as holy, you mean that it is considered to be special because it is connected with God or a particular religion.  
usu ADJ n  
To them, as to all Tibetans, this is a holy place.     
2       adj   A holy person is a religious leader or someone who leads a religious life.  
3   
    holier-than-thou  


Holy Communion     
Holy Communion is the most important religious service in the Christian church, in which people share bread and wine as a symbol of the Last Supper and the death of Christ.      n-uncount  
Holy Father     
In the Catholic Church, the Holy Father is the Pope.      n-proper   the N  
Holy Ghost     
The Holy Ghost is the same as the Holy Spirit.      n-proper   the N  
holy of holies     
A holy of holies is a place that is so sacred that only particular people are allowed to enter; often used in informal English to refer humorously to a place where only a few special people can go.      n-sing  
...the holy of holies in the Temple., ...the Aldeburgh Festival, the holy of holies in the contemporary British music scene.     
holy orders      , Holy Orders  
Someone who is in holy orders is a member of the Christian clergy.      n-plural  
He took holy orders in 1935.     
Holy Spirit     
In the Christian religion, the Holy Spirit is one of the three aspects of God, together with God the Father and God the Son.      n-proper   the N   (=Holy Ghost)  
Holy Week     
In the Christian religion, Holy Week is the week before Easter, when Christians remember the events leading up to the death of Christ.      n-uncount  

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holy

  
1    devout, divine, faithful, god-fearing, godly, hallowed, pious, pure, religious, righteous, saintly, sublime, virtuous  
2    blessed, consecrated, dedicated, hallowed, sacred, sacrosanct, sanctified, venerable, venerated  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    blasphemous, corrupt, earthly, evil, human, immoral, impious, irreligious, sacrilegious, secular, sinful, unholy, wicked, worldly  
2    desecrated, unconsecrated, unhallowed, unholy, unsanctified  

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n.
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v.
[subj: poiicemen] to herd [demonstrators] into a compact group in order to control their movements
v.
to cover with a thin layer of paint applied with a dry brush in order to soften or blur a figure or outline
an art term
n.
the method of using knowledge or information in order to understand something
Deduction in reading is a very important strategy because usually there are many words that you don't know, but can still be guessed with the prior knowledge you have.
n.
a book that gives lists of facts, for example people's names, addresses, and telephone numbers, or the names and addresses of business companies, usually arranged in alphabetical order.
n.
the process of using the knowledge or information you have in order to understand something or form an opinion, or the opinion that you form ()
I have to make deductions about the meaning of words in poem then, I could understand more.
n.
The practice of restricting the amount of food a person eats (self-imposed starvation seen with anorexia nervosa) in order to consume greater amounts of alcohol or of purging (as seen with bulimia nervosa) to try to reduce caloric intake to offset the calories consumed in alcohol.
[Med.] "Drunkorexic" behaviors most often stem from the fear of weight gain from alcohol.
exp.
(lit., about sounds) disharmonious, dissonant; (fig.) out of order; dysfunctional
n.
a ban or a partial prohibition on trade of weapons with a particular country, in order to isolate it
exp.
not right; out of order; not functioning properly
n.
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exp.
spams delivery using multiple IPs and domains in order to avoid filters
n.
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[Med.] Ex: In his job as a pharmacovigilance officer, Andrew develops diagnostic tools to improve drug safety
exp.
A set of collection of one’s internet assets or value gathered in order to assist transfer of online rights.
[Tech.]
id.
be more successful than others in a competitive situation or do things in advance in order to succeed in a competition.
That basketball team was ahead of the game that is why they won!
n.
digitalizing information in order to keeping it available and exploitable in time
[Tech.] digitalizing = putting something in a format that can be easily read by a computer
n.
activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on your head and challenge other three friends to do so in order to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations to research.
also called "ice water challenge", viral campaign on social media during July–August 2014
exp.
it's said when someone has done things in the wrong order
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