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heathen
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Jane Eyre
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  • Heathens and savage tribes hold that doctrine, but Christians and civilised nations disown it.
  • The passions may rage furiously, like true heathens, as they are; and the desires may imagine all sorts of vain things: but judgment shall still have the last word in every argument, and the casting vote in every decision.
  • Teachers, you must watch her: keep your eyes on her movements, weigh well her words, scrutinise her actions, punish her body to save her soul: if, indeed, such salvation be possible, for (my tongue falters while I tell it) this girl, this child, the native of a Christian land, worse than many a little heathen who says its prayers to Brahma and kneels before Juggernaut — this girl is — a liar!

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  • He explained what he meant by telling me a story which sounded a little like something out of the Old Testament; but which, so Mike assured me, was a part of the semi-religious folklore of the inland Eskimos, who, alas for their immortal souls, were still happily heathen.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • The heathen island in the West Indies?
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond

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