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  • noun Plural form of shrine.

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Examples

  • Sanctuary in shrines is still in full operation in Persia; and though often an evil, it is on the whole, as it was in Europe in those days, a vast benefit.

    Glimpses of Life and Manners in Persia

  • Destruction of Muslim religious shrines is their hallmark, their bloody signature of violence against the masses of Muslims.

    Yursil Kidwai: Shrine Bombings Remind Us: Muslims are the Victims of Terrorism

  • Originally they were small rectangular or round tablets, usually made of native wood, which were placed in shrines and sacred places as offerings.

    Huichol art, a matter of survival: Part Two

  • Originally they were small rectangular or round tablets, usually made of native wood, which were placed in shrines and sacred places as offerings.

    Huichol art, a matter of survival: Part Two

  • Originally they were small rectangular or round tablets, usually made of native wood, which were placed in shrines and sacred places as offerings.

    Huichol art, a matter of survival: Part Two

  • Destruction of Muslim religious shrines is their hallmark, their bloody signature of violence against the masses of Muslims.

    Yursil Kidwai: Shrine Bombings Remind Us: Muslims are the Victims of Terrorism

  • Alas, although Christopher Hitchens may have visited HMS Victory in Portsmouth as a small child, his memory of this most holy of British shrines is imperfect.

    Letters to the Editor

  • I have had the privilege of visiting religious shrines from the Basilica in Mexico City to The Vatican to Varanasi to Lourdes and I always come away from those places with a feeling of profound sadness for humanity.

    day trip to Mexico City

  • Alas, although Christopher Hitchens may have visited HMS Victory in Portsmouth as a small child, his memory of this most holy of British shrines is imperfect.

    Letters to the Editor

  • Mellaart had drawn a distinction between buildings he called shrines or “sanctuaries,” those which harbored the richest collections of wall paintings and sculpture, and relatively unadorned structures, which he considered to be ordinary domestic dwellings.

    The Goddess and the Bull

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