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shrine

noun [C] uk   /ʃraɪn/ us  
a place for worship that is holy because of a connection with a holy person or object: Islam's most sacred shrine is at Mecca in Saudi Arabia.Religious buildings and places a special place in which you remember and praise someone who has died, especially someone famous: She's turned her bedroom into a shrine to the dead pop star and covered the walls with pictures of him.Remembering people who have died
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