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noun as in tribute to a god, idol, or spirit


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Working with wood, bark and found objects, Frazier devises ritual objects, one of which is presented as a shrine behind a phalanx of half-melted candles.

Vegetarian restaurants are commonplace near Buddhist temples and shrines.

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The basement became both a shrine and a testament to the seriousness of what Moses learned from Hatcher and Williams about availability.

The house was built about 1802 by Martha Washington’s grandson, George Washington Parke Custis, who maintained the mansion as a shrine to her husband, George Washington.

The Insta-famous slab of steel was poised to replace the void left by the removal of the Into the Wild school bus in Alaska and take the mantle of world’s dumbest backcountry shrine.

He now stood by the sidewalk shrine to the two fallen officers and said.

Many clients come from the neighborhood surrounding the shrine.

Beijing also demanded that Abe declare he will no longer pay visits to the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo.

Denied in his green-card application, he said, “I came instantly that day,” to the shrine.

“Singing for me, is a prayer,” Nozomi Kawaguchi, the Tokyo-born cantor of Mother Cabrini Shrine, said.

Nervy as men are made, MacRae worshiped at the shrine of an even break, a square deal for friend or foe.

Possibly it is due to the fact that it did not possess any such shrine, and so did not attract pilgrims.

Through this shrine, and the daily loving offices required by it, she had never ceased to be a presence in the house.

It has shone on cathedral spire and dome, and, emblazoned with gold and costly gems, has gleamed on many a sacred shrine.

But the dim brightness, concentrated upon the holy things, looked like a ray from Heaven shining down upon the unadorned shrine.

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On this page you'll find 35 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to shrine, such as: altar, chapel, church, holy place, mausoleum, and sanctuary.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.