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zealot -- (with a lowercase "z")
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Atlas Shrugged
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  • "No!" he cried, his voice lower, hoarser and more normal, sinking from the tone of a zealot to the tone of an overbearing executive.
  • Somewhere, he thought, there was this boy’s mother, who had trembled with protective concern over his groping steps, while teaching him to walk, who had measured his baby formulas with a jeweler’s caution, who had obeyed with a zealot’s fervor the latest words of science on his diet and hygiene, protecting his unhardened body from germs-then had sent him to be turned into a tortured neurotic by the men who taught him that he had no mind and must never attempt to think.

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  • an animal rights zealot who values animals above people
  • Jace had never had that—he had recklessness, and the anarchic joy of imagined self-annihilation, but he was not a zealot.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire

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