What is another word for shrines?

Pronunciation: [ʃɹˈa͡ɪnz] (IPA)

A shrine is a sacred place set aside for worship or devotion. There are several synonyms for the word shrines that are commonly used to refer to these holy places. Some of these synonyms include sanctuaries, temples, holy sites, or holy places. Other synonyms include altars, chapels, or sacristies, which refer to smaller religious spaces or structures. There are also more specific synonyms that can be used based on the religion or culture, such as mosques, churches, or pagodas. Regardless of the specific synonym used, each term refers to an important and revered space that plays a significant role in the spiritual life of believers.

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Usage examples for Shrines

I can remember several pretty girls whose dwellings were so many shrines for respectful worship.
"Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer"
W. C. Scully
She has a great capacity for wonder and admiration; she will do all our reverence for us at the proper shrines.
"The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols"
William Black
They-this particular class of travellers, I mean-land in England without emotion, visit its shrines without sentiment, and pass on to France and Italy with no other feeling than one of relief in escaping from the London fog.
"America To-day, Observations and Reflections"
William Archer

Famous quotes with Shrines

  • All we have to do is to peel the shrines like an onion, and we will be with the king himself.
    Howard Carter
  • There were no temples or shrines among us save those of nature.
    Charles Eastman
  • We have a need to be religious, we need to worship, we need to build totems and shrines and icons, but nobody's sure in honor of what.
    Robyn Hitchcock
  • Trouble with you is you don't do plenty night zazen especially when it's cold out, that's best, besides you should get married and have halfbreed babies, manuscripts, homespun blankets and mother's milk on your happy ragged mat floor like this one. Get yourself a hut house not too far from town, live cheap, go ball in the bars once in awhile, write and rumble in the hills and learn how to saw boards and talk to grandmas you damn fool, carry loads of wood for them, clap your hands at shrines, get supernatural favors, take flower-arrangement lessons and grow chrysanthemums by the door, and get married for krissakes, get a friendly smart sensitive human-being gal who don't give a shit for martinis every night and all that dumb white shit in the kitchen.
    Jack Kerouac
  • It's not necessary to be born again. You have your way to God, I have mine. I found eternal peace in a Shinto shrine … I've been to Shinto shrines and God is everywhere. … Christ is one of the ways! God is everywhere.
    Norman Vincent Peale

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