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idolatry
used in Tom Jones

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

or:

excessive admiration and devotion to something or someone
  • ...to all this, and much more, which the captain had urged on this subject, "That, however guilty the parents might be, the children were certainly innocent: that as to the texts he had quoted, the former of them was a particular denunciation against the Jews, for the sin of idolatry, of relinquishing and hating their heavenly King; and the latter was parabolically spoken, and rather intended to denote the certain and necessary consequences of sin, than any express judgment against it.
    Book 2 (9% in)

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