from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A place of worship; especially, a pagan temple or place of sacrifice.


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  • The lady danced him with the spinster's charming awkwardness, yet with instinctive feminine security, about the hall, while the little girls in pigtails, daughters of the house, followed like adoratory angels in an altar-piece, and the old peasant-woman looked benignly on, a myriad-wrinkled St. Elizabeth.

    The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol William John Locke 1896


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  • A place of worship specially applied to the pagans. (From The Word-Hoard)

    July 5, 2008

  • I have decided what this word means. When someone is so adorable that they are beyond able-to-be-adored, and the adoration is actually mandatory, person is said to be adoratory.

    September 5, 2010