- the religious worship of idols.
- excessive or blind adoration, reverence, devotion, etc.
Origin of idolatry
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2. obsession, madness, mania.
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Examples from the Web for idolatry
In Warhol it found its self- image, ready- made for idolatry and mockery.We Can’t Stop Talking About Andy Warhol
March 9, 2014
In Warhol it found its self-image, ready-made for idolatry and mockery.Why We Can’t Stop Talking About Andy Warhol
March 9, 2014
Idolatry occurs when you look down at the fruit of your own labor, the statue that you carved yourself, and you worship it.The Idolatry Of The Religious Parties
March 6, 2013
Abraham also evinced his characteristic aversion of idolatry.
Israel relapsed into idolatry, and God punished them with the scourge of war.
Idolatry indeed is wickedness; but it is the thing, not the name, which is so.The Works of Whittier, Volume VII (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
The Black Prince, from my childhood, had been the object of my idolatry.Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10)
He parted with her, not because of his indifference, but rather by reason of his idolatry.Henry Dunbar
M. E. Braddon
- the worship of idols
- great devotion or reverence
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Word Origin and History for idolatry
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