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bibliolater Line breaks: bibli|ol¦ater
Pronunciation: /bɪblɪˈɒlətə/

Definition of bibliolater in English:

noun

1A person who is passionately enthusiastic about books: maybe literature doesn’t really have the power that bibliolaters like to claim
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  • Well trained in the best American scholarly library, and a true bibliolater, he was equally well equipped to establish Cornell's Library.
  • What impressed him most was my little collection of law books, especially Folkard's fat ‘Law of Libel,’ which he regarded with the awe and veneration of a bibliolater.
  • He was author and publisher, or journalist and editor, the whole of his working life, and a bibliophile, if not a bibliolater, from his earliest to his latest years.
2A person who interprets the Bible on an extremely literal level: bibliolaters would point to this passage as an amazing example of prophecy
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  • While fundamentalists are surely bibliolaters, mainline Protestants by contrast have usurped Scripture's divinity.
  • Let bibliolaters believe that this expression meant only ‘the sons of God’ if they want to.
  • Like these two bibliolaters at my door, humanity has largely come to understand power as something that cannot be questioned and is the final authority for everyone.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from biblio- + -later.

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