Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. as the term is used in the Scriptures, all people except the Jews; now used of all people except Christians, Jews, and Mohammedans.

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Examples

  • The little girl's mother, for whose sake Taroniara had once refused to return to school, had been carried off by a Maran man; and as the heathen connection had been so slight, and a proper marriage so entirely beyond the ideas of the native state, it was thought advisable to leave this as a thing of heathen darkness, and let him select a girl to be educated into becoming fit for his true wife.

    Life of John Coleridge Patteson

  • 'We hope to have time to see something of the heathen population, though the London Mission Society having re-occupied the island, we do not regularly visit it with the intention of establishing ourselves ....

    Life of John Coleridge Patteson

  • If what Tanek suspected was true, the war between the followers of the One True Faith and the heathen Nasnan was about to come to pass, and with it would come global annihilation.

    Breakdowns

  • And you, Abramowitz, will assist in the ritual of Unity, in which the Varden and the heathen Nasnan will put aside their differences and at long last become one.

    Breakdowns

  • The story goes that the Magdalene preached throughout the region, converting the heathen before becoming a hermit in a cave at Sainte-Baume.

    The Templar Revelation

  • Jesuits for power; on the contrary they grew in the most natural manner out of the efforts to obviate the three principal difficulties in the way of the conversion of the heathen resulting from the prevailing encomienda system, namely:

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • And it is not in our New Testament only, and in such books as Rutherford's Letters only, that we are reminded of the loneliness of our road to heaven; in a hundred places in the wisest and deepest books of the heathen world we read the same warning; notably in the Greek Tablet of Cebes, which reads almost as if it had been cut out of the Sermon on the Mount.

    Samuel Rutherford

  • And they were met there by the heathen who carried them before Arvigarus their king.

    Good Stories for Great Holidays

  • He reformed the Church by means of the papacy when sunk to its lowest ebb; and he took the heathen Classics from neo-pagans to make them instruments of Catholic education.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • And while the heathen folk gazed in horror and wonder, the bright blade of the axe circled faster and faster around Saint Winfred's head, and the flakes of wood flew far and wide from the deepening cut in the body of the tree.

    Good Stories for Great Holidays

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