• WordNet 3.6
    • adj worshipped regarded with deep or rapturous love (especially as if for a god) "adored grandchildren","an idolized wife"
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Worship of the Sun-God at Sippara Worship of the Sun-God at Sippara


  • 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.”
  • Florence King
    “Americans worship creativity the way they worship physical beauty -- as a way of enjoying elitism without guilt: God did it.”
  • 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:

And then Ashtavakra worshipped his father, and he himself also was worshipped by the Brahmanas.
"Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1" by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
Devaki and Vasudeva worship him.
"The Loves of Krishna in Indian Painting and Poetry" by W. G. Archer
But man-worship came after fetichism.
"The Symbolism of Freemasonry" by Albert G. Mackey
God is spirit; And they that worship must worship him in spirit and in truth.
"The Right and Wrong Uses of the Bible" by R. Heber Newton
To worship Him is not to divert worship from the one God, nor is it to have other gods besides Him.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)" by Alexander Maclaren
The king said unto him: Why dost thou not worship Bel?
"The Worlds Greatest Books, Volume XIII." by Various
Japan is a nation of hero-worshipers.
"Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic" by Sidney L. Gulick
When it saw the hermit coming the unicorn knelt down and worshipped him.
"Miscellanies" by Oscar Wilde
We do not worship your false gods, but we have our own most true God.
"Primitive Christian Worship" by James Endell Tyler
Though sun-worship became the established religion, worship of the animal pacarissas was still tolerated.
"Custom and Myth" by Andrew Lang
The month of May was sacred to his worship.
"Samoa, A Hundred Years Ago And Long Before" by George Turner
They give him Divine Worship.
"An Historical Relation Of The Island Ceylon In The East Indies" by Robert Knox
Those who worship within the temple and those who worship without, are evidently distinguished from each other.
"Notes On The Apocalypse" by David Steele
Celtic animal worship dates back to the primitive hunting and pastoral period, when men worshipped the animals which they hunted or reared.
"The Religion of the Ancient Celts" by J. A. MacCulloch
There is in the human mind a tendency to worship, and men must worship something.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
Memphis worshipped the god Ptah.
"The History of Antiquity, Vol. I (of VI)" by Max Duncker
Was the serpent in any way associated with the worship of the sun or the kindred worship of the Phallus?
"Ophiolatreia" by Anonymous
Youths who had worshiped her as a middle-aged woman were now aged men.
"Superwomen" by Albert Payson Terhune
A cross is in its material a sign of wood; amongst yourselves also the object of worship is a wooden figure.
"The Masculine Cross" by Anonymous
But a glance shows the stranger that the monkeys are here, not to worship, but to be worshipped.
"From Egypt to Japan" by Henry M. Field

In poetry:

And the host as countless as all days,
That worships there, and ceases not,
Singing and praising God always,
With lute and flute and angelot.
"The Ballad Of Saint Vitus" by Lord Alfred Douglas
All the people worshiped idols,
Gods which their own hands had made,
Vainly thinking, in their blindness,
Earth-born gods could give them aid.
"Caleb's Vision" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
"The Jungle people worship it; say
They bury a child around its roots--
Bury it living:--the only way
To crimson glory of flowers and fruits."
"Story" by Laurence Hope
And in that power is hid a voice that speaks
To hearts that throb and rise
From common earth, and worship that which seeks
The wider sympathies.
"John Keats" by Alexander Anderson
Yet, mighty God! our feeble frame
Attempts in vain to reach thy name;
The strongest notes that angels raise,
Faint in the worship and the praise.
"Hymn 1" by Isaac Watts
In whom is neither past life
Nor future birth nor death,
In whom we always have been
And always shall be one,
Him worship. Break all other idols!
"The Living God" by Swami Vivekananda

In news:

It thinks we can blend in with the prevailing culture, acting no different from anyone else beyond believing in Jesus and going to worship on occasion.
Do you worship at the altar of Apple.
During his contribution to a shared evening as part of the American Realness festival at the Abrons Arts Center on Sunday, the choreographer Ishmael Houston-Jones took on animal cruelty, bondage, teenage murderers and Satan worship.
For some Hindus, Diwali coincides with a special worship service for the powerful goddess Kali , who represents opposites such as life and death, creation and destruction.
Everyone who worships at the Tabernacle quickly learns three facts about its deeply conservative pastor.
11th annual Kirkin ' of the Tartans Worship Service.
First Presbyterian Church will celebrate the annual Kirkin ' of the Tartans worship service on Sunday, November 4, 2012.
"Tom Cruise Worships David Miscavige Like a God": The John Brousseau Story, Part Two.
Facing a space crunch, the local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will build a new worship center on Ritchie Road, not far from Hewitt Drive.
Their place of worship had stood on 85th Street between Lexington and Park avenues since 1902.
The fever broke a year ago while he was attending a worship conference in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Given the central place of the eucharistic prayer in Roman Catholic worship, these shifts in the Missal 's contents are significant ones for Catholics in the English-speaking world.
The Roman Catholic Church will begin using the new Roman Missal in worship services beginning on Sunday.
The Roman Catholic Church will begin use of the new Roman Missal in worship services on Sunday, which means that prayers and responses that have been recited for four decades will be changed to a new format.
Wesley Charles Newson and his wife, Nicole, will be guest speakers for the Christian Response Ministry's annual program following Sunday's morning worship service at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church.

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