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zealous devotee

A passionate follower (of someone or something). My boyfriend is a zealous devotee of this new diet, but if I have to eat another plate of vegetables, I'll lose my mind.
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With such capabilities, Hardisty believes Zealous has the capability and expertise to be a reliable supplier of aluminum castings and compete for large international contracts.
Past seven days Internet news usage is about even-steven between the Red and the Blue: 47% for zealous Republicans, versus 48% for Democratic zealots.
If the bill became law, "it could be used by a zealous or unscrupulous superintendent to annoy any journal or other publication printing banking or insurance statistics or advertisements," the magazine reported.
The monomyth is seen in America's deep-seated sense of national mission, addiction to conspiracy theories to explain complex world problems, fascination with law-transcending vigilante figures who exercise superpowers to overcome foes, and a tendency to identify God with national causes, such as the "war on terrorism." The authors urge Americans to look to their religious tradition to find the sources of the obsession with zealous nationalism and to redirect the nation along a better path.
Murray Schafer, who contextualized and popularized the term "soundscape," and Sound and Sentiment: Birds, Weeping, Poetics and Song in Kaluli Expression (2nd ed., University of Pennsylvania, 1990) by the American ethnologist and jazz musician Steven Feld, who has been zealous and eloquent in his appeal for more sophisticated assessments of how lives are embedded in, and shaped by, sound.
But for zealous anti-abortion folks, conception is the beginning of life, and taking the Pill or using an IUD is tantamount to murder.
He ends by saying, "His human stature seemed beyond cavil anywhere in the temporal world he served with such zealous spiritual devotion."
It is hard for investors to distinguish which hedge funds are bona fide, well-managed and established companies, and which are just another zealous group of up-starts wanting to jump on the ever popular hedge fund bandwagon.
All in all and despite these flaws, this book has a great deal of potential and definitely is an impressive beginning for a debut novelist, who has demonstrated a zealous imagination and narrative acumen.
For these zealous cultists, Kinsey's "sex science" tomes, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948) and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953), have become the new holy writ.
Descartes' most zealous followers argued that the yelps of a beaten dog were no different than the sound of an organ when the keys are pressed.
Why are we so darn surprised that the rate of adolescent mental illness, behavioral disorders, and self-mutilating and self-destructive actions has skyrocketed during this last generation of overly zealous and competitive parenting?
Captain America and the Crusade Against Evil: The Dilemma of Zealous Nationalism, by Robert Jewett and John Shelton Lawrence.
Contributing editor Fred Goss says that it was his error in the last issue misquoting Dizzy Dean--as opposed to "a politically correct publisher or zealous grammar checker."