idolatrous


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blindly or excessively devoted or adoring

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Is it thus you evince your gratitude to our master Pompeius, who, in his condescension, has thought fit to listen to your idolatrous importunities?
They never join their voices in praise, and it would seem that they are among the profanest of the idolatrous.
This, par parenthese, will be thought cool language by persons who entertain solemn doctrines about the angelic nature of children, and the duty of those charged with their education to conceive for them an idolatrous devotion: but I am not writing to flatter parental egotism, to echo cant, or prop up humbug; I am merely telling the truth.
I did not know what to do, for, as an English Churchman, I have been taught to regard such things as in some measure idolatrous, and yet it seemed so ungracious to refuse an old lady meaning so well and in such a state of mind.
They forget, or will not remember, that human sacrifices, and the power of an idolatrous priesthood -- a system of profligacy unparalleled in any other part of the world -- infanticide a consequence of that system -- bloody wars, where the conquerors spared neither women nor children -- that all these have been abolished; and that dishonesty, intemperance, and licentiousness have been greatly reduced by the introduction of Christianity.
But a certain awe mingled itself with her idolatrous love of Adam, and when he said, "Leave me alone," she was always silenced.
The lady, indeed, bore a very fair likeness to a reverend effigy in some idolatrous shrine.
He mixed up these Roman halfpence with the honour of the Carstairs family in the same stiff, idolatrous way as his father before him.
Caught in the turmoil after the bloody English Civil War, visitors must choose whether to join the Royalist Christmas insurgents determined to celebrate the season with music, decoration and delicious food or the Parliamentarian 'riot police',' equally determined to prevent any sign of idolatrous behaviour.
He said, "Systematic corruption existed in the idolatrous [monarchial] era.
He also made it clear that religious leaders were obliged to expose attempts to justify all forms of hatred in the name of religion and to condemn these attempts as idolatrous caricatures of God.
We have an obligation to denounce violations of human dignity and human rights, to expose attempts to justify every form of hatred in the name of religion, and to condemn these attempts as idolatrous caricatures of God," he said.
This essay aims to show that this is the case: that Lyly is closely attuned to antitheatrical questions about the potentially idolatrous status of theatrical spectacle.
Call it a Christmas tree or holiday tree, describe it as idolatrous or what have you, with all its glitters and lights and presents; say it is a pagan tradition that has been Christianized, but there is no denying about the primary reason why we celebrate Christmas-the affirmation that there is God who was born like us through His son Jesus Christ.
The militant group, whose ultra-hardline doctrine deems the country's pre-Islamic religious heritage idolatrous, released video footage last year showing its fighters bulldozing, drilling and blowing up murals and statues at Nimrud.