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heathen
used in Things Fall Apart

6 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
  • "Unless you shave off the mark of your heathen belief I will not admit you into the church," said Mr. Kiaga.
    p. 157.2
heathen = people who do not believe in Christianity
  • Evil men and all the heathen who in their blindness bowed to wood and stone were thrown into a fire that burned like palm-oil.
    p. 145.3
  • heathen = people who do not believe in Christianity
  • What will the heathen say of us when they hear that we receive osu into our midst?
    p. 156.2
  • heathen = people who do not believe in Christianity

    (editor's note:  Osu is an Igbo word describing people considered to be outcasts because they were dedicated by others to a god.)
  • The heathen say you will die if you do this or that, and you are afraid.
    p. 157.4
  • heathen = people who do not believe in Christianity
  • The heathen speak nothing but falsehood.
    p. 157.6
  • heathen = people who do not believe in Christianity
  • This woman had allowed her heathen husband to mutilate her dead child.
    p. 185.1
heathen = someone who does not believe in Christianity
There are no more uses of "heathen" in Things Fall Apart.

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