true believer


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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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They can form attachments to others but not as intensively as the affiliative true believer.
What we did comment about were the true believers that pinned you up against the wall and screamed "WE PROVIDE COMPLETE SYSTEMS
A true believer with a impressive track record as the head of the Toronto film festival (where he launched Perspective Canada), first CEO of the Ontario Film Development Corporation (where he launched the Toronto new wave) and more recently the head of the Canadian Film Centre (which he turned into a hothouse for low--budget filmmaking), Clarkson is on the record as saying that the way to develop a viable industry is not by luring Hollywood producers to turn Canada in their backlot.
A true believer in the merits of space exploration, Bianca has a special interest in the Red Planet.
Any man who travels the world first class and makes his wife follow him in budget is a true believer in the rights of man.
Eric Hoffer, The True Believer (New York, 1951); For a direct response to this argument from a new left perspective, see Paul Brienes, "Would You Believe .
True Believer Quinley eagerly embraces new technology and compares electronic advancements to other types of technology -- the ball-point pen, the telephone, the computer -- that were once considered revolutionary, but are now essential.
A true believer in individual initiative and personal responsibility, the freshman Republican supports most of the GOP Contract With America.
Hoffer was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in February 1983 and his first book, The True Believer, published in 1951, was widely recognized as a classic, receiving critical acclaim from both scholars and reviewers.
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.
And military chaplains will conduct special services to sustain the soldiers' need for solace and comfort that helps prepare them to go forth on patrols armed with the confidence that faith brings to the true believer.
A passionate to the point of zealous presentation, stressing the importance of wholly accepting the teachings of Jesus even to the point of "dying to one's self", The Spirit of a True Believer meticulously accounts Christian virtues and the deliverance that comes from turning oneself over to God.
Knapp isn't a true believer, convert or doctrinaire thinker of any sort.
Through the ensuing years, Father Joe, a true believer in the abiding presence of the divine, focuses some of his conversations with Tony on laughter, humor, and satire.
Is it the work of a true believer, a conflicted soul, an individual with a quest, a skeptic, a cynic?