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Religious ContextPlay
The word 'holy' is often used in contexts involving religious practices and items considered sacred. SlideThey traveled to Jerusalem to visit the holy sites.
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Spiritual RespectPlay
'Holy' can signal respect toward something associated with a deity or revered in a faith tradition. SlideThe monks dedicated their lives to preserving the holy scriptures.
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Reverential TonePlay
When referring to something as 'holy', the tone is usually reverential, implying honor and veneration. SlideThe holy temple was a place of pilgrimage for many believers.