toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

heathen
used in The Return of the King

2 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
an offensive term for a person who does not acknowledge the God of Christianity and Judaism and Islam — especially someone who grew up in a culture that is not familiar with those religions
  • We will burn like heathen kings before ever a ship sailed hither from the West.
    5.4 -- Book 5 Chapter 4 -- The Siege of Gondor (81% in)
  • And only the heathen kings, under the domination of the Dark Power, did thus, slaying themselves in pride and despair, murdering their kin to ease their own death.
    5.7 -- Book 5 Chapter 7 -- The Pyre of Denethor (41% in)

There are no more uses of "heathen" in The Return of the King.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®