The chase scenes made an otherwise so-so movie a cult favorite.
But the inevitable cult of apology is of course provoked by the cult of outrage.
Another detective doggedly investigated leads suggesting that Etan may have been kidnapped by a cult and made a human sacrifice.
This cult classic Vin Diesel clip from a British talk show is great for a number of reasons.
It's also one of those movies with a cult following—either you've never seen it or you can recite every single line.
The cult of the Nation is the professionalism of the people.
Paul Fiske was their cult, their master, their undeniable prophet.
In a sense, the cult of the sea is the oldest note in English literature.
The jury system is nothing but a refined example of the cult of incompetence.
Such a cult must direct itself particularly to the teaching of the young.
1610s, "worship," also "a particular form of worship," from French culte (17c.), from Latin cultus "care, labor; cultivation, culture; worship, reverence," originally "tended, cultivated," past participle of colere "to till" (see colony). Rare after 17c.; revived mid-19c. with reference to ancient or primitive rituals. Meaning "devotion to a person or thing" is from 1829.
Cult. An organized group of people, religious or not, with whom you disagree. [Rawson]
In anthropology, an organization for the conduct of ritual, magical, or other religious observances. Many so-called primitive tribes, for example, have ancestor cults, in which dead ancestors are considered divine and activities are organized to respect their memory and invoke their aid. A cult is also a religious group held together by a dominant, often charismatic individual, or by the worship of a divinity, an idol, or some other object. (See animism, fetish, and totemism.)
Note: The term cult often suggests extreme beliefs and bizarre behavior.