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as in:  holy icon


Icons are especially popular in Eastern Christianity.
  a religious artwork — typically a painting of one or more religious figures — often treated as a sacred item
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Icon has many reasonably common, but highly diverse senses. Accordingly, it is generally recommended that you just learn the sense (or senses) that currently interest you.
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  • Icons are especially popular in Eastern Christianity.
  • Protestants discouraged creation and reverence of icons during the Reformation.
  • He stepped back from the window and looked at an icon of the Saviour in His crown of thorns.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  Father Sergius
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Associated words [difficulty]:   icon [5]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Fine Arts & Music, Personal Finance, Sports
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