altar

Part of speech: noun

A raised place for burning sacrifices or incense.

Part of speech: noun

The communion- table; a place of prayer.

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Usage examples "altar":

  1. On an altar in the background burns a lamp with the sacred fire. - "Early Plays Catiline, The Warrior's Barrow, Olaf Liljekrans", Henrik Ibsen.
  2. Personally, I feel bound by the solemn oath I took at the altar, 'until death do us part, ' and 'forsaking all others keep thee only unto me so long as we both shall live. - "Master of the Vineyard", Myrtle Reed.
  3. And once, but only once, he stood outside himself and saw that he was placing his usefulness upon the altar of passion. - "The Rustle of Silk", Cosmo Hamilton.