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ANATHEMA, eccl. law. A punishment by which a person is separate from, the body of the church, and forbidden all intercourse with the faithful: it differs from excommunication, which simply forbids the person excommunicated, from going into the church and communicating with the faithful. Gal. 1. 8, 9.

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Traditional teaching habits and routines, even if they are good ones, are now anathema.
Rothenberg suggested the term "advertising" itself might very well be in decline and anathema to the marketer, connoting distrust.
While religion used to be anathema to Hollywood, the recent mega-success of ``The Passion of the Christ'' reportedly has every studio in town trying to tap into the newly discovered devout audience.
Camp's views illustrate what happens when religion is removed: then only his views on contraception and pornography and similar issues deserve consideration; the others are declared anathema.
REMAKES: Given how thoroughly NBC botched its adaptation of the British series ``Coupling,'' you'd assume that such efforts would be anathema this season.
Strong support from the senior Department of Defense (DoD) management has always been essential since DARPA was designed to be an anathema to the conventional military and R&D structure and, in fact, to be a deliberate counterpoint to traditional thinking and approaches.
That's anathema to most hitting philosophies, but as Olympic coach Mike Candrea said: ``Crystl has done some things in this game that you're not supposed to be able to do.
And that, of course, would be anathema to the industry.
I hold Schwarzenegger's position on abortion as anathema.
A trip to the injured list would be anathema to a man who has prided himself as an ironman for nearly two decades, who has never before felt physically vulnerable.
I know any tax is anathema to a conservative, but this idea is ridiculous.