Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who breaks or destroys images; an iconoclast.

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Examples

  • He was an Isaurian named Leo III, a capable general and an impressive ruler but an iconoclast, that is, an image-breaker who opposed the representation of human forms, the saints or the deity in churches 20.

    The Early Middle Ages 500-1000

  • In that case our friend the image-breaker has begun operations in another quarter of London.

    The Adventure of the Six Napoleons

  • In that case our friend, the image-breaker, has begun operations in another quarter of London.

    The Return of Sherlock Holmes

  • Such was his simplicity of speech and manner, such his transparent sincerity, that it was next to impossible to quarrel with the gentle image-breaker.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • I never heard of but one image-breaker in Martinique; and his act was the result of superstition, not of any hostility to popular faith or custom: it was prompted by the same childish feeling which moves Italian fishermen sometimes to curse St. Antony or to give his image a ducking in bad weather.

    Two Years in the French West Indies

  • I do not know how the remarks of the image-breaker may strike others, but

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works

  • I do not know how the remarks of the image-breaker may strike others, but I feel that they put me on my defence with regard to much of my teaching.

    Medical Essays, 1842-1882

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