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  • n. Plural form of votary.


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  • Imagination under the banner of Science; and to lead her votaries from the looser analogies, which dress out the imagery of poetry, to the stricter ones which form the ratiocination of philosophy (v).


  • Latin votaries humbly accepted a corrupt and remote version, from the Jews and Moors of Andalusia.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • The house of HALLER resembled a temple consecrated to science and the arts, and the votaries were his own family.

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  • Moreover, the Bohemian had sung songs of worldly vanity and impure pleasures, he had derided the cord of Saint Francis, made jest of his miracles, and termed his votaries fools and lazy knaves.

    Quentin Durward

  • Most votaries of religion are unaware that their ceremonies are actually magickal rites and processes that call forth unseen influences.

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  • The god Anubis is often represented with this hand posture, and murals in the palaces and tombs of the pharaohs often illustrate votaries of Ra with this significant gesture.

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  • True, it was not altogether blind, for he applied wit and skill and strength; but behind it all was the everlasting Luck, the thing that at times turned on its votaries and crushed the wise while it blessed the fools -- Luck, the thing all men sought and dreamed to conquer.

    Chapter VI

  • The votaries of this deflationary view of politics flatter themselves on their own realism.

    Get real

  • Moreover, when the votaries of either are confronted by the similarities to the other, the denials are virtually identical.

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  • Yet it was precisely such passion that animated two of his latest and most fervent votaries, the collectors Henry Clay Frick and Frits Lugt.

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