a voice crying in the wilderness

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voice crying in the wilderness

One who expresses an unpopular opinion or idea. He was a voice crying in the wilderness as he tried to expose the vast corruption within the organization. She felt like a voice crying in the wilderness as she tried to warn others about the impending economic collapse.
See also: crying, voice, wilderness

a voice crying in the wilderness

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a lone voice in the wilderness

If you describe someone as a voice crying in the wilderness or a lone voice in the wilderness, you mean that they are telling people about the dangers in an important situation or the truth about it, but nobody is paying any attention. Until recently, Dr Seddon's was a voice crying in the wilderness. But people are starting to listen to what he has to say. For years, he was a lone voice in the wilderness, and a lot of it came across as self-serving. But I'll tell you, the man was right. Note: This is from the Bible, and refers to John the Baptist who preached the coming of the Messiah but was often ignored. (Matthew 3:3)
See also: crying, voice, wilderness
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Often, he is a lone voice in the wilderness. He exerts influence only by taking the moral high ground.
I'm talking about the daily lunchtime drama here, not our NHS heroes (it goes without saying they're more marvellous than any bit of telly) but sometimes I feel like a lone voice in the wilderness when expressing my love for the regular goings-on in Letherbridge.
Sorensen's Trumpet Concerto was playful, dreamlike and poignant, with trumpeter Philippe Schartz sometimes sounding like a lone voice in the wilderness.
I was beginning to think that I was a lone voice in the wilderness when issuing my warnings that creeping technology would be the ruination of our beautiful game.
HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan concurred, acknowledging that while the apartment industry was long a lone voice in the wilderness, the president and the administration are committed to taking advantage of the remarkable opportunity they have to rebalance housing policy.
While in the past Sister Namibia's cries for women's bodily integrity has been a lone voice in the wilderness, the reaction to the Metcalfe advert showed that its small but insistent efforts to raise awareness have borne fruit.
But while Ortleb saw the Native as a lone voice in the wilderness, others saw Ortleb as a crank.