Example sentences for: pagan

How can you use “pagan” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The Temple of Saturn doubled as state treasury and center of the December debauchery known as the Saturnalia, pagan precursor of Christmas.

  • He met with a hostile response from the Pagan population, but did convert Dionysus who later became the patron saint of Athens.

  • We are heirs to the inexplicable pagan obsession with corpses.

  • Polytheism, however, persisted until 529, when an edict by Emperor Justinian outlawed the last “pagan” temples and closed the famous Athenian schools of philosophy.

  • The Macabbees cleansed the Temple of Hellenistic idols and the blood of pagan sacrifices; the eight-day celebration of Hanukkah (Feast of Dedication) commemorates their victory.

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