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pagan
used in The Poisonwood Bible

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Definition
an offensive term for a person who follows a non-mainstream religion
  • So they merely dressed up as Roman guards, standing around the tomb laughing with pagan satisfaction because they'd managed to kill God, and then in the second act, leaping about, showing great dismay to find the stone rolled back.
    Book 1 — Genesis (51% in)
  • Mother has a pagan's appreciation for the Bible, being devoted to such phrases as "purge me with hyssop," and "strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round," and "thou hast put off my sackcloth and girded me with gladness."
    Book 1 — Genesis (65% in)
  • But Leah crossed her arms and asked, "Do you mean praying to their own pagan gods?
    Book 3 — Judges (45% in)
  • ""Ah, you're thinking I'm a crazy old pagan for sure."
    Book 3 — Judges (46% in)
  • ""Hymns to their pagan gods and false idols?
    Book 3 — Judges (50% in)
  • Might those pagan babies send us to hell for living too far from a jungle?
    Book 3 — Judges (89% in)
  • My pagan mother alone among us understood redemption.
    Book 5 — Exodus (59% in)

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