Examples of usage:

  1. Over his face, marked with lines of consecration and service and the love of men, a shadow crept, a shadow not caused by the firelight. "In His Steps" by Charles M. Sheldon
  2. Swiftly pass before me the years of complete consecration to the movement, the self- imposed poverty and sacrifices, the feverish tide of agitation in the wake of the Chicago martyrdom, the evenings of spirited debate, the nights of diligent study. "Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist" by Alexander Berkman
  3. The souvenir of the old Roman Empire provided the scheme of its political ideas; and the Holy Roman Empire, if a religious consecration had given it a new sanctity, was Roman still. "The Unity of Civilization" by Various
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