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  • n. Plural form of shrine.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • A struggle between the government and the priesthood relative to the right of asylum in shrines, mosques, and other places of sanctity, has been long going on; one party seeking its overthrow, the other its maintenance for the preservation of their own influence over the people.

    Glimpses of Life and Manners in Persia

  • The eight schools in the Ivy League are known as shrines to academia, with ornate buildings and bucolic surroundings.

    Murders Of The Ivy League (PHOTOS)

  • There could be a name--like Omikuji, the fortunes tied to trees in Japanese shrines.

    Grumble Grumble

  • Jinn are said to be attracted to the ancient geography of shrines, many of which predate Islam; as some have it, the shrines were attracted to the jinn.

    Born of Fire


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