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Word of the day
by sushmitaTG TEAM - Friday, 29 November 2013, 03:42 PM
 

Word of the day: sacrosanct

Sacrosanct (adjective)

Meaning:

1.) Extremely sacred.

2.) Not to be entered or trespassed.

3.) Above/beyond criticism, change, or interference.

 

Examples:

1.)  There was a sacrosanct chamber in the temple.

2.)  She considered her office at her home sacrosanct.

3.)  Economic growth still remains sacrosanct to mainstream economists.

 

Origin: sacrosanct comes from sacrō which means sacred rite + Sanctus, from sancīre  to which means to make sacred.

Re: Word of the day
by RUPALI GOYAL - Wednesday, 4 December 2013, 12:45 PM
  Hi,

I have confusion in example 2? Could you please elaborate? Does it mean that her office in her home is quite isolated and not to be entered?

Also, please help me to understand the construction of sentence because the phrase is "consider A B" or "consider A to be B".

Thanks,
Rupali
Re: Word of the day
by sushmitaTG TEAM - Thursday, 5 December 2013, 06:04 PM
  Hi Rupali,
This examples means that the office in her home is sacred for her, she does not want anybody to enter it and disturb her or the way her things are placed. Therefore,  she considered her "home office" or "her office at her home" SACROSANCT.

Here, the construction is consider A, B. There is a typo error of comma. kindly neglect it.
Both the constructions "consider A to be B" and consider A, B are correct.

Consider A to be B : She considered her office at her home to be sacrosanct.
Consider A, B: She considered her home-office, sacrosanct.

I hope you get it now.smile
Re: Word of the day
by RUPALI GOYAL - Monday, 9 December 2013, 07:59 AM
  I got it now. Thanks. smile