from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who breaks or destroys images; an iconoclast.
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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.
In that case our friend the image-breaker has begun operations in another quarter of London.
In that case our friend, the image-breaker, has begun operations in another quarter of London.
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.
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.
I do not know how the remarks of the image-breaker may strike others, but
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.