Part of speech: noun

A broad bowl or chalice; in medieval legend the cup used by Christ at the Last Supper; the Holy Grail.

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Usage examples "grail":

  1. Once again Maxine had the sense of lifting a tangible veil, of gaining a glimpse of the hidden personality- not the half- sceptical, pleasant, friendly Blake of the boy's acquaintance, but Blake the dreamer, the idealist who sought some grail of infinite holiness figured in his own imagination, zealously guarded from the scoffer and the worldling. - "Max", Katherine Cecil Thurston.
  2. The story of the Holy Grail proved almost equally important. - "King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table", Unknown.
  3. The second act opens with a scene representing the enchanted castle of Klingsor; the magician himself is seen gazing into a bright metallic mirror, in which he sees Parsifal approaching and recognizes and fears him as the promised guiltless one- the true king and guardian of the Grail- an office to which he himself had once aspired. - "Telepathy and the Subliminal Self", R. Osgood Mason.