• WordNet 3.6
    • n worshiper a person who has religious faith
    • n worshiper someone who admires too much to recognize faults
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Worship of the Sun-God at Sippara Worship of the Sun-God at Sippara

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In California, animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship.
    • n Worshiper One who worships; one who pays divine honors to any being or thing; one who adores.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n worshiper One who worships; especially, one who pays divine honors to any being; an adorer.
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  • Milman
    “Too fair to worship, too divine to love.”
  • Marshall Mcluhan
    “It is the weak and confused who worship the pseudosimplicities of brutal directness.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “The trouble with self-made men is that they tend to worship their creator.”
  • H. L. Mencken
    “Democracy is also a form of religion. It is the worship of jackals by jackasses.”
  • Edmond and Jules De Goncourt
    “The facts: nothing matters but the facts: worship of the facts leads to everything, to happiness first of all and then to wealth.”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    “I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.”


In literature:

The kings worship them in person, and offer sacrifices.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 2. (of 7): Assyria" by George Rawlinson
Angro-Mainyus was not to be worshipped, but to be hated and feared.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 7. (of 7): The Sassanian or New Persian Empire" by George Rawlinson
Everywhere there is a conflict between faith and unbelief, between the worship of Jehovah and the worship of Baal.
"The Bible Book by Book" by Josiah Blake Tidwell
He grants children to women who worship him.
"Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
It embraced temple worship and private worship.
"Myths of Babylonia and Assyria" by Donald A. Mackenzie
We are here to worship; you to stare and whisper!
"Four Weird Tales" by Algernon Blackwood
The wild worship of lawlessness and the materialist worship of law end in the same void.
"Orthodoxy" by G. K. Chesterton
Let it not be in anywise our fault if our brethren in the same faith will not join us in our common worship.
"The English Church in the Eighteenth Century" by Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
This is not exactly relic worship but it has in it the root of the later tree.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
The worshiper looked on; he worshiped now by proxy.
"Two Old Faiths" by J. Murray Mitchell and William Muir
There he prayed and worshipped, and gathered others to pray and worship round him, during his life.
"Health and Education" by Charles Kingsley
Family worship is not a diminutive facsimile of church worship.
"Religious Education in the Family" by Henry F. Cope
Men admire and worship only what they do not understand.
"Superstition In All Ages (1732)" by Jean Meslier
It is based on the woman-worship of secular, and the Madonna-worship of ecclesiastical circles.
"The Evolution of Love" by Emil Lucka
He was worshiped by inspired men who knew his character; and the Scriptures encourage such worship.
"A Practical Directory for Young Christian Females" by Harvey Newcomb
Nabonidas had fallen, it was thought, through neglecting the worship of the gods.
"Expositor's Bible: Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther" by Walter Adeney
Christianity teaches: God is a spirit and who would worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.
"The Positive Outcome of Philosophy" by Joseph Dietzgen
In the time of Bede, in the seventh century, bells began to be used as a mode of summoning to worship.
"Curiosities of Christian History" by Croake James
The Most Worshipful St. John's Grand Lodge of A. F. & A. Masons of the State of Illinois that Bro.
"The Early Introduction of Bogus Freemasonry in the United States of America and Texas Among Colored Masons" by Charles L. Mitchell
The Jews, whether in Palestine or in other lands, worshipped the One God who was unseen, the God to whom we also pray.
"Hurlbut's Life of Christ For Young and Old" by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut

In poetry:

And I also know, ere the struggle
And the life-long conflict be o'er,
He must enter this temple of Sorrow,
And worship, weary and sore.
"The Worship of Sorrow" by Alexander Anderson
As here we worship, they descend,
While bells and drums resound,
And stones and lutes their music blend.
With blessings we are crowned.
"On Sacrificing To The Kings Woo, Ching, And K'ang" by Confucius
"Repent! repent! ere the Lord shall speak
In thunder and breaking seals
Let all souls worship Him in the way
His light within reveals."
"In The "Old South"" by John Greenleaf Whittier
How could she know my gaze was not
On things unseen, but fixed on Her,
That, as She prayed, I all forgot
The worship in the worshipper?-
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
The State is all, worship the State!
The Leader is all, worship the Leader!
Strength is all, worship strength!
Worship, bow down or die!
"Nightmare At Noon" by Stephen Vincent Benet
And each dream had a voice, and whisper'd
With tender, confiding breath,
All the early feeling and worship
And the joy of a simple faith.
"Schiller And Sunshine" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

Guest speaker at the 11 am worship service was Regional Minister John Mobley.
For five days I prayed, worshiped and shared simple meals with these precious saints--most of whom have spent lonely years in communist prisons for preaching the gospel.
Augustana/East Sveadahl Ministries is sponsoring a Wednesday worship service in June at the Tiell Park Campground Shelter at St James Lake.
Worship List 19 days ago.
Worship List 17 days ago.
Hymn-Lovers and Hand-Lifters: How to Heal Worship Wars.
Islam, like Christianity and Judaism, worships the God of Abraham.
A Fowler church is celebrating 100-years of worship this weekend and services there still sound much like they did back in 1910.
Worship List 15 days ago.
A 'friendlier' style and search for purpose are among reasons people say they're drawn to evangelical worship.
Smith, who operates SS Horseshoeing on Barnett Road with her husband, Stephen, has been chosen for an exchange fellowship in England later this year with the Worshipful Company of Farriers .
Freedom of Worship vs Freedom of Religion .
PS-150, in Queens, is one of about 50 city schools that still host worship services on Sunday -- but won't after this week.
Four firebombs were thrown Sunday night at New York City buildings, including an occupied mosque, a Hindu worship center, a convenience store, and a home.
Multitude of choices for worship.

In science:

Now suppose that this high tech substitute of the ancestor worship is selfadaptive. I mean that the rules of this game (which we call natural laws) are not fixed forever but can change defending the participants’ creative output.
LHC card games: bringing about retrocausality?
For this, too, I worship Him and give to Him my loyalty.
Bose-Einstein Condensation of Atomic Hydrogen
We got the heliocentric theory and Louis XIV, the Sun King, who proclaimed that ‘The state is I’.30 Both science and the state worship Law with a capital L.
Physics Education Research: Or it's so hard to find good help these days
Of course, it is natural to imagine some worship on the place too.
Maria Reiche's Line to Archaeoastronomy