Example sentences for: altar

How can you use “altar” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The fashion followers of the world have long been worshipping at the altar of Italy’s high priests and priestesses — unrivalled fashion houses and the generations-old textile factories that supply them.

  • The superb frescoes of the life of Jesus in the St. Mary Magdalen Chapel (closest to altar on the right nave) and of St. Francis’s vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience above the elegant Gothic high altar are attributed to Giotto (1307) and his workshop.

  • In the austere 16th–17th century cathedral, see Taddeo di Bartolo’s fine triptych on the high altar.

  • Sometimes used interchangeably with altar, ofrenda means “an offering” and is set up as a component of an altar.

  • Up to this point, the audience has been watching with the spaced-out, slightly bored respect one feels when confronted by a medieval Flemish altar piece.


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