the religious worship of idols.
excessive or blind adoration, reverence, devotion, etc.
- self-i·dol·a·try, noun
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How to use idolatry in a sentence
The crimes leveled against her include forcing pagan idolatry upon the Israelites and harassing the prophet Elijah.The Bible Created a Blueprint for Vilifying Powerful Women Leaders | Shelley Puhak | March 1, 2022 | Time
Some of our idolatry of individual rights is at the heart of this too.
“The fact that vinifera has spread to all corners of the New World is likely not a result of us consulting the land, but rather the idolatry of grape varieties we put on a pedestal,” he said.Patagonia wants us to rethink how we drink with its new list of natural wines, ciders and sakes | Dave McIntyre | October 28, 2021 | Washington Post
In Warhol it found its self- image, ready- made for idolatry and mockery.
In Warhol it found its self-image, ready-made for idolatry and mockery.
Heck, even the Pope is piling on, warning against greed as a “new idolatry.”How Pope Francis’s Management Strategies Could Fix Wall Street | Chris Lowney | January 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
idolatry occurs when you look down at the fruit of your own labor, the statue that you carved yourself, and you worship it.
We renounce idolatry, witchcraft, and Satanism in our land!
The prophet's admonition to the Jews in Egypt against idolatry is not regarded: he denounces to them their destruction.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
Property now was no longer the object of his pursuit: but popularity became the god of his idolatry.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
It is marked by great superstition and idolatry, and is mostly confined to the lower classes.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
It must be acknowledged that he reclaimed nearly the whole of Asia from idolatry.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10) | Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
This religious homage was only gradually developed to its present full-blown idolatry.The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow
British Dictionary definitions for idolatry
the worship of idols
great devotion or reverence
- idolater, noun
- idolatress, fem n
- idolatrous, adjective
- idolatrously, adverb
- idolatrousness, noun
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