one of the faithful

one of the faithful

n. a drunkard. Here comes Mr. Franklin—one of the faithful—staggering down the street. I saw one of the faithful standing at the bar.
See also: of, one
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He offered them to one of the faithful friends of the king for transmission to his master, speaking of his approaching death, and declaring that the money came originally from the goodness of the king, and, moreover, that the property of the last of the Valois belonged of right to the crown.
Mohammed Izhan, a student in Dubai was one of the faithful who came early to find a spot inside the mosque.
We can apply this plenary indulgence to one of the faithful departed, and if by chance this soul is already in heaven the Lord applies it to another soul.
I like to imagine myself one of the faithful of the fourth-century Diocletian persecution, one of those who died rather than bow down before Roman gods or surrender sacred texts to be burned.
One of the faithful at the Hi-Tide in Porthcawl, one of the festival's key venues
He had been one of the faithful since the franchise was in Sunderland.
Yet this collective name carries deep New Testament resonances as well (Jn 15:15: "I call you not servants, but friends"), where the distinction between "servant and friend" is roughly parallel in both traditions: To be one of the faithful is ipso facto to be a servant, and human beings can claim no higher dignity.
Dante's relationship with his Church, as one of the faithful and as an artist, can most simply be described as complicated.
One of the faithful border collies caught the attention of the rescue party by running around close to where her master lay in the bracken field.
If you were one of the faithful who believed that Martin Pipe would be able to bring Our Vic back from the dead in the Paddy Power then you are sitting with money and probably should not desert him.
This staunch defence of a man seemingly living on borrowed time could only happen at Rangers, where to attack one of the faithful evokes togetherness.
And if you are one of the faithful who joined us (in the rain) last year - thanks
I am one of the faithful who thought the Mystery team was one of the best toons ever, who thought the introduction of Scrappy Doo sullied the winning formula and who religiously watched reruns from the age of about five to 33.
The bishop involved will probably be pilloried for meddling in something in which he has no business and for dictating to one of the faithful how he or she should vote on a public issue.
He was a true Bluebird and very much one of the faithful stalwarts who supported City through bad times as well as good.