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- n. The state of being heathen.
- n. From one religion's or creed's perspective, the rest of the world that does not follow that creed or religion.
- n. Specifically, the non-Christian world; territories where Christianity is not the dominant religion.
- n. The worldwide community that follows Heathenry, a modern pagan faith inspired by the pre-Christian religions of Germanic tribes, Anglo-Saxons and Norse peoples.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That part of the world where heathenism prevails; the heathen nations, considered collectively.
- n. Heathenism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or condition of a heathen; heathenism.
- n. Those parts of the world in which heathenism prevails: opposed to Christendom.
- n. Heathen nations or peoples regarded collectively.
The story was written about 1250 to illustrate the transition from heathendom to the
U.S. presidential candidates, regardless of their heathendom, know they have to feign interest in religion to get elected, and typically hire consultants to coach them in the finer points of Christian doctrine, such as which half of the Bible the New Testament is found in.
Behind me was heathendom and the black fever flats.
He was introduced by the captain himself, a notably pious man, who spoke of the labours of his brother in the dark places of heathendom.
The nunnery flourished for more than a century, when, in the time of Penda, who was the reactionary of heathendom, it fell into decay.
The chant sounded as raw as the air, "- honored ancestors, great souls, Honored ancestors, great souls -" over and over, rite of a heathendom that the Tao and the Buddha had barely touched.
The chant sounded as raw as the air, "-honored ancestors, great souls, Honored ancestors, great souls-" over and over, rite of a heathendom that the Tao and the Buddha had barely touched.
Are not the very converts from heathendom putting some of us to shame?
Tobias symbolized the powers of darkness, heathendom, and sin striving against the coming of salvation, and also Anna's long barrenness.
If the original settlers had succumbed to the temptations of assimilation, they would have been submerged in the black heathendom of Africa.