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He brought before her mind those widows who make a cult of their dead.

Here in Rome on every side was to be found the Cult of the Beautiful.

I am impelled by no fanatical zeal, and have no creed or cult of my own to vindicate.

He had found these fine examples of it and he vowed them indeed a sort of cult.

Of all Oriental religions the Persian cult was the last to reach the Romans.

In paganism a cult does not die violently, but after long decay.

This is a matter of no small concern to the curators of the Whitman cult.

A kind of Kilmer cult grew apace; he had his followers and his devotees.

At all events, it is in the north that the cult of Dagan rises to prominence.

The cult of Nergal does not figure prominently during this period.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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