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pagan
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
an offensive term for a person who follows a non-mainstream religion
  • He had nothing to say against the last four; but he regarded them as a reverential pagan regarded other gods than his own.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (26% in)
  • Riding was an indulgence which she allowed herself in spite of conscientious qualms; she felt that she enjoyed it in a pagan sensuous way, and always looked forward to renouncing it.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (3% in)
  • After he was gone, Dorothea dwelt with some agitation on this indifference of his; and her mind was much exercised with arguments drawn from the varying conditions of climate which modify human needs, and from the admitted wickedness of pagan despots.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (24% in)

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