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pagan
used in The Mill on the Floss

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an offensive term for a person who follows a non-mainstream religion
  • Their belief in the Unseen, so far as it manifests itself at all, seems to be rather a pagan kind; their moral notions, though held with strong tenacity, seem to have no standard beyond hereditary custom.
    4.1 -- Book 4 Chapter 1 -- A Variation of Protestantism Unknown to Bossuet (33% in)
  • Their religion was of a simple, semi-pagan kind, but there was no heresy in it,—if heresy properly means choice,—for they didn't know there was any other religion, except that of chapel-goers, which appeared to run in families, like asthma.
    4.1 -- Book 4 Chapter 1 -- A Variation of Protestantism Unknown to Bossuet (55% in)
  • It was still possible, even in that later time of anti-Catholic preaching, for people to hold many pagan ideas, and believe themselves good church-people, notwithstanding; so we need hardly feel any surprise at the fact that Mr. Tulliver, though a regular church-goer, recorded his vindictiveness on the fly-leaf of his Bible.
    4.1 -- Book 4 Chapter 1 -- A Variation of Protestantism Unknown to Bossuet (90% in)

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