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  • n  a person who worships idols

  • The core of the book is a chapter in which Jacob muses on his resemblance to the Biblical Jacob, whose wife, also the daughter of an idolater, died and left him a son.
  • As he proceeds to plant an intolerant city-state on American soil, this Milton sneers at the memory of More, calling him an idolater who had had his head chopped off.
  • In battle, Ali, Mohamads son in law, was about to deliver the death blow to an idolater, Talha.

  • Pope Benedict XVI in Catholic News Agency
    Yet "radical condemnation of idolatry", said the Pope quoting St. John Chrysostom whose feast day falls today, "is never a personal condemnation of the idolater. In our judgments, must we never confuse the sin, which is unacceptable, with the...
  • Tony Kushner in San Diego Union Tribune
    I was an admirer of Lincoln; now I'm an idolater. I spent the year learning about him - a towering genius as a politician and a literary figure,Kushner said.

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