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  • n. the state of being heathen

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state, quality, or character of the heathen.
  • n. Heathendom; heathen nations.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Heathenish rites and practices; heathen systems of religion or morals; heathenism.
  • n. The heathen; heathendom.


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  • Who would have thought that a little apostrophe would mean the difference between proper Christianity and secular heathenry?

    Heathens assaulting the apostrophe! « Motivated Grammar

  • But do you find heathenry to be pressurized in its own way?

    Does a recession cancel out prosperity gospel? « Dating Jesus

  • Like, are there pressures to reach a particular standard in heathenry?

    Does a recession cancel out prosperity gospel? « Dating Jesus

  • Upon review of Brian's blog where he indeed mentioned my work on Etruscan haruspical traditions in all intellectual seriousness and in relation to his personal explorations into paganism and modern heathenry, it seems that I've made yet another booboo in judgment let's just add it to my long list, hahaha.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • Then the host of the Moslems crave at the heathenry, calling for help upon the Lord of the three Worlds, and they ceased not from fight and fray till the day came to an end, when they drew apart.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Even the square stone tower of the church looked northern to the point of heathenry, as if it were some barbaric tower among the sea rocks of Iceland.

    The Complete Father Brown

  • And in most places, even in the heart of Meccah, I met with debris of heathenry, proscribed by Mohammed, yet still popular, while the ignorant observers of the old customs assign to them a modern and a rationalistic origin.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • "Cousin Adhelmar," declared Mélite, flushing somewhat, for the portrait was like enough, "I think that you tell of a woman, not of a goddess of heathenry."

    The Line of Love Dizain des Mariages

  • It was as though she were some tinted and lavishly adorned statue of barbaric heathenry, and he her postulant; and her large eyes appeared to judge an immeasurable path, beyond him.


  • The painted Asan were, in all conscience, food for wonder: but over and above these dozen surprising pastimes, the books of Anaïtis revealed to Jurgen, without disguise or reticence, every other far-fetched frolic of heathenry.

    Jurgen A Comedy of Justice


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