a voice crying in the wilderness

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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But without his Newsnight platform he's a voice crying in the wilderness, reduced to interviewing himself.
Even now, corporations feel imposed upon when they are required to make environmental impact statements concerning their intrusion into the natural world." That was a voice crying in the wilderness in 1988.
Mike Whitby is implacably opposed, but he would be a voice crying in the wilderness.
On the edge of sleep I heard a voice crying in the wilderness: "I have a dream".
Am I a voice crying in the wilderness or do other Netherton residents feel the same?
As Cash says in the liner notes, "At times, I'm a voice crying in the wilderness, but at times I'm right on the money and I know what I'm talking about."
Coren's support for Human Life International during its recent convention in Toronto, for example, was like a voice crying in the wilderness. While Toronto dailies reported uncritically on HLI founder Father Paul Marx's so-called anti-Semitism and "homophobia", Coren questioned and refuted the charges.
6) was painfully correct, but here in Dallas, and maybe in more of the nation, you are a voice crying in the wilderness.
I FELT I had to write in support of `Frustrated Motorist' (ECHO Letters) as I thought I was a voice crying in the wilderness.
I view him as "a voice crying in the wilderness" and thank God there are those in high places who are listening.