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idolatry
used in The Picture of Dorian Gray - 20 chapter version

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Definition
the worship of idols (physical objects representative of gods)

or:

excessive admiration and devotion to something or someone
  • Because, without intending it, I have put into it some expression of all this curious artistic idolatry, of which, of course, I have never cared to speak to him.
    Chapter 1 (76% in)
  • I grew afraid that others would know of my idolatry.
    Chapter 9 (76% in)
  • Would there ever be someone who would fill him with a strange idolatry?
    Chapter 9 (85% in)
  • Once, some one who had terribly loved him had written to him a mad letter, ending with these idolatrous words: "The world is changed because you are made of ivory and gold.
    Chapter 20 (25% in)

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