Example sentences for: altar

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

  • The most spectacular art treasures of the church are its gorgeous Byzantine mosaics, glittering Old Testament scenes high on the walls (don’t forget the binoculars), and a triumphant Mary and Jesus enthroned in the apse over the high altar.

  • Once all the world smiled benignly when an adult took an interest in a child: scoutmaster and troop, priest and altar boy--what could be more wholesome?

  • Donatello has sculpted a fine polychrome wood St. John the Baptist for his compatriots’ Florentine Chapel, to the right of the altar.

  • Or the way, 30 years later, 40 years later, some guy is still talking about where he was an altar boy.

  • An altar is a religious shrine (depending on its size, sometimes called an altarcito, a little altar) established in the home for the personal worship by the family.


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