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heathen
used in Jane Eyre

3 uses
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Definition
someone who is not civilized or not moral — typically said humorously

or:

an offensive term for a person who does not believe in a preferred religion — especially someone who grew up in a culture that is not familiar with the religion
  • Heathens and savage tribes hold that doctrine, but Christians and civilised nations disown it.
    Chapter 6 (79% in)
  • 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!
    Chapter 7 (85% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 19 (59% in)

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