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graven image

An image of an idol, especially a carving or sculpture, that one worships (something that was expressly forbidden in the Ten Commandments given to Moses by God). Many residents have described the statues as graven images of the country's sordid past issues of slavery and racism.
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a graven image

a carved representation of a god used as an object of worship.
This expression is from the second of the Ten Commandments: ‘Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image’ (Exodus 20:4).
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Graven, the Glasgow-based international design studio, has had its design for the Student Loans Company offices at Hillington, Renfrew shortlisted for a British Council of Offices award.
Goodbye Lily and Mrs Raven, Try to find peace and safe haven, Onto our hearts, your names are graven.
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan has appointed Bjarne Graven Larsen executive vice-president and chief investment officer, reporting to president and chief executive officer Ron Mock, effective February 1, 2016, the company said.
Hertzler would be violating his religion by taking a graven image of himself," the complaint argues.
On the contrary, there is good reason to believe that the Danish economy is back on track again and will have good growth in the coming year," said Jacob Graven, chief economist at Sydbank, adding that it is especially the Danes' consumption that will probably drive the economy forward.
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Garfinkel said the lack of graven images and pig bones among the artifacts suggest the inhabitants observed bans outlined by the Hebrew Bible.
The architecture and discoveries correspond to the biblical description of a local, organized group that observed the second of the 10 Commandments prohibiting belief in graven images.
Michael Graven, a director at the network security firm Mandiant, said at the conference.
It is graven not on stone or brass, but on the living hearts of humanity.