heathen

[h_ˈiː_ð_ə_n], [hˈiːðən], [hˈiːðən]

Definitions of heathen:

  1.   Heathenish. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   An unbeliever when Christianity prevailed in cities alone: an inhabitant of an unchristian country: a pagan: an irreligious person. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3.   One who is ignorant of the true God; a pagan; idolater. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   Pagan; without the knowledge or fear of God. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5.   One who does not worship the God of the Jew or the Christian; a pagan; a rude, barbarous, irreligious person. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6.   One who knows not the true God; a worshipper of idols; a pagan; a very ignorant person. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7.   Pagan, irreligious. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8.   Pert. to; pagan; gentile; the heathen, idolaters. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Quotes for heathen:

  1. However, there's no theme or concept behind Heathen just a number of songs but somehow there is a thread that runs through it that is quite as strong as any of my thematic type albums. – David Bowie
  2. The Christian missionary may preach the gospel to the poor naked heathen but the spiritual heathen who populate Europe have as yet heard nothing of Christianity. – Carl Jung
  3. If I be worthy, I live for my God to teach the heathen even though they may despise me. – Saint Patrick
  4. I'm a heathen when it comes to marriage. – Greta Scacchi
  5. So stick up ivy and the bays, and then restore the heathen ways, green will remind you of the Spring, though this great day denies the thing, and mortifies the earth, and all, but your wild revels, and loose hall. – Henry Vaughan

Usage examples for heathen:

  1. “ I didn't of course anticipate playing such a heathen trick on you as cutting you out. ” – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  2. And the face of the young fellow of the automatic devices was like the face of the devout missionary who has just put something over on the heathen – The U-boat hunters by James B. Connolly
  3. Oh, what a heathen I have been to- day! ” – Not Like Other Girls by Rosa N. Carey
  4. He that chastiseth the heathen shall not he correct? ” – True Christianity by Johann Arndt
  5. Here were the heathen scattered, and the cross And holy image first were planted here; Here rest St. Louis' ashes, and from hence The troops went forth who set Jerusalem free. ” – The Maid of Orleans A Tragedy by Frederich Schiller
  6. “ I guess I ben settin' the hens o' my hand over against the heathen an' the orphans. ” – Friendship Village by Zona Gale
  7. The heathen did not wait for the steel, and most of them escaped, for darkness fell suddenly upon the forest. ” – The League of the Leopard by Harold Bindloss
  8. Other heathen things she's got put away somewheres. ” – Lavender and Old Lace by Myrtle Reed
  9. Most of the heathen tribes are now entirely or in part converted to Christianity, or have at least settled round their missions. ” – The Friars in the Philippines by Ambrose Coleman
  10. It was from that place that he directed his missionary effort in India and found the long- sought opportunity to serve his Master in that heathen land. ” – India’s Problem Krishna or Christ by John P. Jones

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