from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. State of being heathen or like the heathen.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being heathen.
- n. The countries inhabited by heathens; heathendom.
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She is one sister that is tried of this heathenness activity in Washington DC!
Taking the heathenness a bit further, sometimes I believe it is perfectly acceptable, especially when transcribing a conversation, to contract it further to a'ight.
And I was only fifteen, alii kapo over them by blood of heathenness and right of hereditary heathen rule, with a penchant for Jules Verne and shortly to sail for England for my education!
Christianity was now to be brought face to face with heathenness, which fact our author seems to have recognized under all his terror.
And perchance he would not have refused this honor if he might thereby turn them from their heathenness and make of them good Christians.
The aristocratic front row felt itself to be too intimate with civilization to care much about it; and the three arm-chairs, or rather that special one which contained Mrs. Proudie, considered that there was a certain heathenness, a pagan sentimentality almost amounting to infidelity, contained in the lecturer's remarks, with which she, a pillar of the Church, could not put up, seated as she was now in public conclave.
But to this piece of learned heathenness -- say'st thou the Scot met him in the desert? "