Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of pagoda.

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Examples

  • The many-storeyed towers called pagodas which are a characteristic beauty of Chinese landscapes, are in their origin stupas erected over relics but at the present day can hardly be called temples or religious buildings, for they are not places of worship and generally owe their construction to the dictates of Fêng-shui or geomancy.

    Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3

  • The governor dealt fraudulently with me in regard to a bargain of cloth and lead, pretending that he had agreed with me only for 4000 pagodas, meaning by this dishonesty to have increased the customs from four per cent. which had been settled, to twelve: and when I insisted upon our agreed terms, he told me roundly, that he, being a _mir_, or descendant of Mahomet, would be believed before any Christian.

    A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 08

  • I think it was here, walking into one of the unlocked pagodas, and running my fingers over the Pali script carved in stone, I felt who the Burmese people are.

    A Letter from Alice Walker to Aung San Suu Kyi

  • In four gigantic balloons, operated by Englishmen, we gently floated up into the sky as the sun was coming up, gasping at the splendor of temples and pagodas in their thousands revealing themselves below us in the morning mist.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • In four gigantic balloons, operated by Englishmen, we gently floated up into the sky as the sun was coming up, gasping at the splendor of temples and pagodas in their thousands revealing themselves below us in the morning mist.

    A Letter from Alice Walker to Aung San Suu Kyi

  • Our group of fourteen visited numerous clinics, hospitals and schools; we visited even more numerous monasteries and pagodas.

    A Letter from Alice Walker to Aung San Suu Kyi

  • COFRAS cleared 1,337 mines and 4,938 items of unexploded ordinance from 24 structures, including temples, pagodas, and schools in the vicinity of Angkor Wat.

    David Isenberg: PMC = Philippine Military Contractor

  • Our group of fourteen visited numerous clinics, hospitals and schools; we visited even more numerous monasteries and pagodas.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • COFRAS cleared 1,337 mines and 4,938 items of unexploded ordinance from 24 structures, including temples, pagodas, and schools in the vicinity of Angkor Wat.

    David Isenberg: PMC = Philippine Military Contractor

  • I think it was here, walking into one of the unlocked pagodas, and running my fingers over the Pali script carved in stone, I felt who the Burmese people are.

    Archive 2009-02-01

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