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Noun
A group of people following a unique or specific set of beliefs or practices
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“The recruit is introduced slowly to the doctrines and practices of the cult, learning more as cult leaders feel that he is able to accept them without serious temptation to desert his newfound faith.”
Noun
A set of beliefs or practices followed by a group of followers
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“The most evident example of adherence to the cult of machismo is with Pedro and Pablo Vicario.”
Noun
A group having an obsession or intense admiration for someone or something
“The Beliebers are eager to convert you to the cult of teen popster Justin Beiber.”
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A person or thing that is popular or fashionable among a particular group or section of society
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“From then on, interest in Shakespeare was kindled, and the poet and dramatist became a cult in the nineteen fifties.”
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An excessive admiration or devotion for a particular person, thing, or set of beliefs
“Still, others have cautioned against the spate of monuments that they see as celebrating the cult of the personality.”
Adjective
Slightly unusual and appealing to a select audience
“Like Scanners, Black Christmas is a cult movie that was so ahead of its time that contemporary critics misunderstood its significant artistic merits.”
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