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apostle
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Middlemarch
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apostle
Used in
Middlemarch
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  • A young lady of some birth and fortune, who knelt suddenly down on a brick floor by the side of a sick laborer and prayed fervidly as if she thought herself living in the time of the Apostles—who had strange whims of fasting like a Papist, and of sitting up at night to read old theological books!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • His position is not quite like that of the Apostles: he is only a parson among parishioners whose lives he has to try and make better.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: an apostle for the cause
as in: chosen by Jesus
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