sanctum sanctorum

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sanctum sanctorum

1. The innermost sanctuary of a temple, particularly the tabernacle in the Temple of Jerusalem, which housed the Ark of the Covenant. The Latin phrase translates to "holy of holies." The sanctum sanctorum is a very sacred place—it's where the Ark of the Covenant was kept.
2. By extension, any place that is regarded as very private and sacred. The basement is my sanctum sanctorum, and I'm trying to relax down here, so take your drama somewhere else.
References in classic literature ?
That is the time, after your Departure is taken, when the spirit of your commander communes with you in a muffled voice, as if from the sanctum sanctorum of a temple; because, call her a temple or a "hell afloat" - as some ships have been called - the captain's state-room is surely the august place in every vessel.
Now, had Tashtego perished in that head, it had been a very precious perishing; smothered in the very whitest and daintiest of fragrant spermaceti; coffined, hearsed, and tombed in the secret inner chamber and sanctum sanctorum of the whale.
Reuter turned her eye laterally on me, to ascertain, probably, whether I was collected enough to be ushered into her sanctum sanctorum.
The dry-room, this pantheon, this sanctum sanctorum of the tulip-fancier, was, as Delphi of old, interdicted to the profane uninitiated.
Involuntarily he glanced up and around to see if there were any trace of those opportune levin-flashes and thunderbolts which, in the "Acta Sanctorum," were wont so often to cut short the loose talk of the scoffer.
I enter a swamp as a sacred place,-- a sanctum sanctorum.
Trudeau also did 'parikarma' before entering the sun-soaked and glittering all-gold sanctum sanctorum.
Meenakshi temple in the heart of Madurai has four carved gateways and is built in co-centric squares containing shops, museums and prayer halls, ponds and sanctum sanctorum.
Now, dark clouds are hanging over this very sanctum sanctorum of justice.
Patna: Security was beefed up in Bodh Gaya in Bihar after two cane bombs of high intensity were found near the Buddhist pilgrimage site late Friday evening, bringing to fresh memory the 2013 serial blasts which partially damaged the sanctum sanctorum of the holy Mahabodhi temple .
After traditional rituals at the sanctum sanctorum, the mace would start the return journey before dusk later on Monday.
Y como en la antiguedad judia, en que solamente los sacerdotes podian entrar, de vez en cuando, al Sancta Sanctorum, nadie podia tocar esa abstraccion.
In the "Doctor Strange" end-credits scene, Thor was seen talking to Strange in the Sanctum Sanctorum.
The Sri Lankan Prime Minister and his wife were escorted into the sanctum sanctorum where they offered prayers and performed rituals conducted by the priests.
The decision came on a petition by a Muslim women's foundation that asked the court to restore the shrine's regulations to 2012, when women were allowed into the sanctum sanctorum albeit through separate queues and at restricted timings.