Definitions

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  • adj. heathen
  • adv. In a heathen manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Heathenish.

Etymologies

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heathen +‎ -ly

Examples

  • And she was his; his not only for the dangers he had faced to have her, but his because he was a Greek, because his heart beat with a strain of the ancient sculptor's blood; because his treasure was the goddess of his far forefathers, who had made her in the image of the loveliness they adored; because he worshipped her himself, more than half heathenly; but doubly his now, because his imagination had found her likeness in the outer world, clothed, breathing and alive, and created for him only.

    Fair Margaret A Portrait

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