Example sentences for: altar

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

  • Family and friends are invited to visit and add items to the altar, which becomes almost a shrine, and is called an ofrenda.

  • Another collector of shrunken heads, who requested anonymity, has a Vietnam War photograph of a group of American soldiers posing by a crude altar fashioned from skulls and bones, reminiscent of the ghastly constructions of the Cambodian Khmer Rouge.

  • As family members are born, or die, their picture or a favorite personal item of theirs may be placed on the altar, along with their patron saint, a votive candle, or flowers.

  • The only element of the church not blue-and-white is the carved, gilded altar.

  • The temple is one of the many dedicated to Tin Hau, goddess of seafarers; this one also houses an altar to Shing Wong, the city’s god.


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