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Question with the noun Altar

1 example:

You promise me you won't leave me before the altar?

Sentences with the noun Altar

28 examples:

The groom left the bride standing at the altar.

He alters the altar while chipping away the stone.

The priest errs at the altar.
(Italian proverb)

Mistakes are made even by priests at the altar.
(Corsican proverb)

It is just that the priest should live by the altar.
(French proverb)

Wherever an altar is found, there civilization exists.
(Joseph De Maistre)

He that serves at the altar ought to live by the altar.
(English proverb)

Let the devil get into the church, and he will mount the altar.
(German proverb)

Many scruple to spit in church, and afterwards defile the altar.
(Italian proverb)

When the devil gets into the church he seats himself on the altar.
(Dutch proverb)

When the goat goes to church, he does not stop till he gets to the altar.
(Irish proverb)

At the centre of Christianity is community; we are gathered by the Lord around the altar.
(Timothy Radcliffe)

He who has been first a novice and then an abbot, knows what the boys do behind the altar.
(Spanish proverb)

Singer Zayn Malik is heading in "One Direction" -- toward the altar.
(CNN - Entertainment, )

The faithful can make pilgrimages to the altar of the grill at cook-offs like these.
(USA Today - Travel, )

Same-sex couples that have fought long and hard for the right to marry may be anxious to rush to the altar.
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

Almost seven months ago, Henry Burris was at the altar of the Canadian Football League, playing for a Grey Cup.
(The Vancouver Sun - Sports, )

Five consecutive times a Voyageur’s Cup bridesmaid, the Vancouver Whitecaps won’t even make it to the altar in 2014.
(The Vancouver Sun - News, )

To a capacity crowd of Deadheads giddy to find themselves once again before the altar of their favorite musicians, the band that...
(Los Angeles Times - Entertainment News, )

A clip from the premiere sees Jamie Otis, a 27-year-old nurse from Harlem, meeting her future husband for the first time - at the altar.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

A scene showing a partially-clothed couple kissing on the altar of a Catholic church is removed from a music video after priests complained.
(BBC News - Entertainment & Arts, )

Paramount Pictures’ microbudget comedy “Drunk Wedding” had a successful screening and the studio’s support, but it was still left at the altar.
(The New York Times - Business, )

A couple ran the same Virginia Beach 10K race the morning of their wedding day, but the groom managed to not see the bride before they made it to the altar.
(UPI - Odd News, )

Technically Incorrect: Apple's CEO says he doesn't believe that people should sacrifice their privacy on the altar of governments' definition of global security.
(CNET News, )

Common sense was sacrificed on the altar of intransigent officialdom as a Sedgefield race was voided and the seven jockeys who rode in it slapped with 10-day bans.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Architect Massimiliano Locatelli converted a 16th-century church in Milan—complete with original frescoes, an altar and a crypt—into the perfect workspace for his growing firm.
(The Wall Street Journal - Lifestyle, )

Like many European composers before him who have made the pilgrimage across the Atlantic to offer their talents on the altar of Hollywood, Max Richter has learned to become proficient in the rituals of studio networking.
(Los Angeles Times - Entertainment News, )

It’s wedding season and as many couples look forward to their warm weather nuptials, the leap of faith Jim Beam and Skinny Girl took together over two years ago looks just as promising as contemporary “I do’s” at the altar.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

Other sentences

45 examples:

This girl I wouldn't take to the altar, at best to the hotel...

Every child who learns, and every man who finds work, and every sick body that's made whole - like a candle added to an altar - brightens the hope of all the faithful.

"If a photograph of the smiling face of your loved one stands on the altar at the funeral or on the family altar, when you put your hands together to pray, you can hear their voice, I think," he says.

They came to the place that was revealed to him by God, and he there erected an altar in the ancient manner, and the wood was arranged just as he wanted to have it happen for his son's burning after he slayed him.

I feel sure that no girl would go to the altar if she knew all.
(Queen Victoria)

It is not at the altar that we should consider the course we would take.
(Latin proverb)

In olden times sacrifices were made at the altar - a practice which is still continued.
(Helen Rowland)

Pope Francis (pictured) made the claims to German altar servers in Rome.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

Signs of charred lamb bones were found on an altar made of clay inside the temple.
(Tech Times - Science, )

After a bumpy road to the altar, Kandi Burruss has finally said "I do" to her longtime beau.
(CNN - Entertainment, )

Alan Zurvas and Matt Blewitt never thought they'd make it to the altar - not in this country, at least.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

Cavaliers fans, wary they could be stood up at the altar, would open their arms to welcome LeBron James back.
(The New York Times - Pro-Basketball, )

The BBC's Will Grant visits the Mexican town of Altar, where migrants start their journey into the United States.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

Thousands to part in a World War One commemoration service at Edinburgh Castle in front of an altar made of drums.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

This dramatic landscape in the southern constellation of Ara (The Altar) is a treasure trove of celestial objects.
(Science Daily - News, )

An upcoming sale from a private collection will seek to wed art and commerce on the glittery altar of the greenback.
(David Ng in Los Angeles Times - Culture Monster, )

High above the altar in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo's masterpiece fresco is being seen in a new light.
(CNN - World News, )

Music artist Wilkinson has been forced to edit his latest video to remove controversial scenes filmed on a church altar.
(The Independent - Arts & Entertainment, )

They see themselves more as giant killers than as sacrificial lambs placed on the altar for the greater good of their parties.
(The Vancouver Sun - National, )

The nine bone pieces were kept inside a bronze display case on the side of the altar during a special mass at the Vatican today.
(Daily Mail - News, )

A 'Maya' girl sits on an altar during the traditional celebration of 'Las Mayas' on a street, in central Madrid, Spain on Sunday.
(NBC News, )

Over half of divorcees considered abandoning their husband or wife-to-be at the altar on their wedding day, a new study has revealed.
(The Independent - Love & Sex, )

Ten nuns are dotted around me in the pews, clad in white habits, hands clasped, faces turned towards the altar, deep in reverent thought.
(The Independent - U.K. News, )

Having been jilted at the altar by AbbVie, Shire has decided, in time honoured fashion, to get over its disappointment with a bit of retail therapy.
(The Independent - Business, )

The soldiers' creation was placed on the cathedral altar after the war ended, but when St Paul's was bombed in WWII it was removed for safekeeping and forgotten.
(Daily Mail - News, )

The "19 Kids and Counting" star and her handsome hubby, who both adhere to a conservative religious philosophy, shared their first kiss at the altar after they officially wed.
(NBC Today, )

Jason Knowles, 34, and Kate Stewart, a 31-year-old fitness instructor, met for the first time at the altar as part of the controversial Channel 4 series Married at First Sight.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Jack Tiwari, president of the America Nepal Society, begins most mornings with a short prayer to the dozen or so Hindu deities who sit atop the altar at his home in Northern Virginia.
(CNN - World News, )

Six singletons will say “I do” to complete strangers they meet at the altar in a Channel 4 reality show experiment designed to find a scientific basis for the perfect relationship.
(The Independent - Arts & Entertainment, )

Takeover suitor 888 Holdings has insisted it is best placed to seal a tie-up with FoxyBingo owner amid signs it could be jilted at the altar in favour of a rival £1billion proposal.
(Daily Mail - Money, )

The impromptu altar where the couple was to be married — a large stone fireplace backdropped by the ocean — had been decorated with bouquets the bride and her girlfriends had made themselves.
(The Vancouver Sun - News, )

Stop me if I’ve said this before, but my wife and I came to an agreement when we went to the altar, when it came to decision-making, I would look after all the important matters, writes TOM UTLEY.
(Daily Mail - News, )

At the opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, actor and singer John Barrowman upstaged the Queen by planting a kiss on a male dancer, before dragging him to the altar for a mock wedding.
(CNN - World Sport, )

Like a reluctant bride forced to the altar, Calgary’s oil and gas industry on Wednesday insisted that the new NDP provincial government declare its intentions — and do it as quickly and as clearly as possible.
(The Vancouver Sun - News, )

Universal Pictures is headed to the altar with "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2," having acquired U.S. and select international distribution rights for the sequel to writer-star Nia Vardalos' breakout 2002 indie comedy.
(Oliver Gettell in Los Angeles Times - Entertainment News, )

It’s the altar to the excess of the World Cup, the outstanding symbol of the culture of corruption that has left so many torn during this tournament, the monument to waste in a country of so much pain and poverty.
(The Independent - Football, )

The Government is set to face a major legal challenge over a controversial new Royal Navy base in Bahrain, amid accusations that Britain has “sacrificed” human rights at the “altar” of trade and military deals.
(The Independent - World News, )

Ukip today accused Labour of "sacrificing the innocence of children" to the "altar of multiculturalism" as it attempted to politicise the Rotherham sex abuse scandal and win votes from disillusioned Northern Labour voters.
(The Independent - U.K. News, )

Arkansas and Mississippi became the latest two states Tuesday to have their gay marriage bans overturned by federal judges, but there are no rushes to the altar as both orders are on hold so the states can consider appeals.
(Fox News - U.S., )

Arkansas and Mississippi became the latest two states Tuesday to have their gay marriage bans overturned by federal judges, but there are no rushes to the altar as both orders are on hold so the states can considers appeals.
(The Associated Press in CBC News - World, )

Researchers have unveiled two paintings in the side altar of the parish of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception in Purisima del Rincon, Guanajuato in center Mexico, by artist Hermenegildo Bustos, invisible to the naked eye.
(Science Daily - News, )

An auction of 25 Native American ceremonial masks, headdresses and other items, including an altar once owned by the late actor Vincent Price, will proceed in Paris despite attempts by the United States and opponents to halt the public sale.
(NBC News, )

Using NASA data and new computer simulations, researchers say they've discovered how the sun would have lined up with an Egyptian obelisk and the famed Ara Pacis in ancient Rome.The Ara Pacis, or "Altar of Peace," was dedicated in the year 9 B.C.
(NBC News Science, )

For all the early-day snafus of the inaugural BET Experience at L.A. Live (long lines, confusing ticket pickup, insufficient altar space outside the Beyonce show to lay alms at the feet of Blue Ivy), there was one big-picture thing it got very right.
(August Brown in Los Angeles Times - Entertainment News, )

The stains have dried in the oakwood but to worshippers in the 12th century Angoville-au-Plain church they are a reminder of what two US paratroopers did on and after D-Day, 1944. Few know of the two American medics, Private Ken Moore and his medic buddy Bob Wright, who used church pews and the altar to treat not just their own comrades but also German soldiers and local French civilians and resistance fighters.
(The Independent - People, )

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