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Sanctum sanctorum

noun
1.
A place of inviolable privacy.  Synonym: sanctum.
2.
(Judaism) sanctuary comprised of the innermost chamber of the Tabernacle in the temple of Solomon where the Ark of the Covenant was kept.  Synonym: holy of holies.






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"Sanctum sanctorum" Quotes from Famous Books



... perpendicular corkscrew until their brains were almost giddy, they arrived in a little matted lobby, which served as an anteroom to Rose's sanctum sanctorum, and through which they entered her parlour. It was a small, but pleasant apartment, opening to the south, and hung with tapestry; adorned besides with two pictures, one of her mother, in the dress of a shepherdess, with a bell-hoop; the other of the Baron, in his tenth year, ...
— Waverley, Or 'Tis Sixty Years Hence, Complete • Sir Walter Scott

... court of the Temple of the Muses, you are ushered into the Sanctum Sanctorum itself.—Alma ...
— A Collection of College Words and Customs • Benjamin Homer Hall

... sanctum sanctorum, was a roomy apartment with three windows, each shaded by white cotton curtains. On the floor was a home-made carpet; no hand was employed in its manufacture save its owner's, from the time she commenced tearing ...
— Aunt Phillis's Cabin - Or, Southern Life As It Is • Mary H. Eastman



Words linked to "Sanctum sanctorum" :   sanctuary, tabernacle, sanctum, retreat, Judaism, holy of holies



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