Part of speech: noun

The state of being holy.

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Usage examples "holiness":

  1. All human goodness is the reflection of God’ s goodness; it all has its source in the sight of a divine holiness, truth, beauty. - "Orthodoxy: Its Truths And Errors", James Freeman Clarke.
  2. Now, according to the strength or weakness of his faith in his Saviour, so is his joy and peace, so is his love to holiness, so are his desires to know Him more, and also to serve Him in this world. - "The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3", John Bunyan.
  3. He was famous also for his holiness of life, but this was of less interest to Augustine; it was Ambrose the orator with whom he desired to make acquaintance. - "Life of Saint Monica", F. A. (Frances Alice) Forbes.