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true believer

One who passionately supports a cause or concept. My sister is a true believer in social equality, so she is out at the protest today.
See also: believer, true
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Brother Ferrier," he said, taking a seat, and eyeing the farmer keenly from under his light-coloured eyelashes, "the true believers have been good friends to you.
that all true believers break their eggs at the convenient end.
The truly guilty," said Milady, "is the ravager of England, the persecutor of true believers, the base ravisher of the honor of so many women--he who, to satisfy a caprice of his corrupt heart, is about to make England shed so much blood, who protects the Protestants today and will betray them tomorrow--"
Inside, though the saints and gods are not ours, we become true believers, in case any true believer should be present.
The whole of the ridge was exceedingly narrow, and the fall on each side desperately steep, but the ice in some of these intervals between the masses of rock assumed the form of a mere sharp edge, almost like a knife; these places, though not more than three or four short paces in length, looked uncommonly awkward; but, like the sword leading true believers to the gates of Paradise, they must needs be passed before we could attain to the summit of our ambition.
They who strew the Eternal Path with the greatest amount of brimstone, and who most ruthlessly tread down the flowers and leaves that grow by the wayside, will be voted the most righteous; and they who enlarge with the greatest pertinacity on the difficulty of getting into heaven, will be considered by all true believers certain of going there: though it would be hard to say by what process of reasoning this conclusion is arrived at.
The matter-of-fact and doubtful folks, of whom there were a few among the Maypole customers, as unluckily there always are in every little community, were inclined to look upon this tradition as rather apocryphal; but, whenever the landlord of that ancient hostelry appealed to the mounting block itself as evidence, and triumphantly pointed out that there it stood in the same place to that very day, the doubters never failed to be put down by a large majority, and all true believers exulted as in a victory.
In a day or two it was announced to all the town, that Edmund Sparkler, Esquire, son-in-law of the eminent Mr Merdle of worldwide renown, was made one of the Lords of the Circumlocution Office; and proclamation was issued, to all true believers, that this admirable appointment was to be hailed as a graceful and gracious mark of homage, rendered by the graceful and gracious Decimus, to that commercial interest which must ever in a great commercial country-- and all the rest of it, with blast of trumpet.
This is the doctrine of truth, and most consoling and refreshing it is to the true believer.
He also produced Akcents album, True Believers, which included hit songs such as That's My Name and Stay with me.
Our sorrow is great, but our consolation is that we are true believers saying goodbye to a true believer," Karami the son said in his statement, pledging to follow his father's footsteps and policy approaches, in word and deed, till the last breath.
The Problem with God: Why Atheists, True Believers, and Even Agnostics Must All Be Wrong.
Those who were true believers in this company's cause were considered idea leaders and influenced how other employees viewed their work," Bingham said.
Stapling a coming-of-age story to a '60s backdrop allows writers a store of common furniture for characters to move around, yet for every I Dream Of Jeannie ponytail, an equal and opposite revelation awaits the young radicals of True Believers, as Andersen ruthlessly foregrounds the itemizing of history by making his narrator go through a similar reckoning.
TRUE BELIEVERS is narrated by Vanessa Hart in an unabridged presentation that tells of attorney one Karen Hollander, an attorney who removed herself from consideration for appointment to the U.