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  • Alone, scared, killing before someone can kill him, a firm adherent to the first rule, until he broke it by letting me go and then bringing me back.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • Initial interest in keeping the yoga class going had surged a bit, but a number of the new adherents (Amy, cursing and squealing with every pose) didn’t last long.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Very early in my observations I discovered that they led a well-regulated life, although they were not slavish adherents to fixed schedules.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Its modern form is much diluted and infected by Christianity but still has sincere adherents among some blacks in the lowcountry.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide

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  • The Professor—besides being neither liberal nor remotely a socialist, as Sophie had first told me—was a charter adherent of a blazingly reactionary political faction known as the National Democratic party, nicknamed ENDEK, one of whose guiding precepts was a militant anti-Semitism.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • It numbered thirty million of adherents, and it cast eight million votes.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • The two outcasts shaved off their hair, and soon they were the strongest adherents of the new faith.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • By Bonaparte, or, at least, by his adherents.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • It was always the women, and above all the young ones, who were the most bigoted adherents of the Party, the swallowers of slogans, the amateur spies and nosers-out of unorthodoxy.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Though, by this course, neither one aim nor the other could be attained, yet it seemed best to the adherents of this third party.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace

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  • "The Rough and Readys," all had their adherents.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • There was much scoffing at the latter by those who had yesterday been firm adherents of his views, and there was even a little sneering by men who had never believed the rumor.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • McCandless’s apparent sexual innocence, however, is a corollary of a personality type that our culture purports to admire, at least in the case of its more famous adherents.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • He gathered quite a following of lads interested in the exhibition; and one that had cut his finger and had been a centre of fascination and homage up to this time, now found himself suddenly without an adherent, and shorn of his glory.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • While the tzaddik cared for the conduct of the world, for the obtaining of heavenly grace, and especially for Israel’s preservation and glorification, his adherents had to cultivate three kinds of virtues.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • After this he awaited an opportunity to crush the Orsini, having scattered the adherents of the Colonna house.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • You are aware that I am the adherent of no organized religion much less of any philosophy built into a system.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • Fifty sons of the Emperor Muley-Ismael[11] had each their adherents; this produced fifty civil wars, of blacks against blacks, and blacks against tawnies, and tawnies against tawnies, and mulattoes against mulattoes.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • He returns, in fine, to punish as a rebel every adherent of his brother Prince John.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • The gentleman with the gray whiskers was obviously an inveterate adherent of serfdom and a devoted agriculturist, who had lived all his life in the country.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • No, but those that are not officials are at any rate the officials’ friends and adherents; it is the wealthy folk, the old families in the town, that have got us entirely in their hands.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  An Enemy of the People
  • A sprinkling of applause greeted the illusion, gathering adherents from all parts of the auditorium until it reached its short crescendo and died away.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • But it is full of indignation to-night after undergoing the ordeal of consigning to the tomb the remains of a faithful, a zealous, a devoted adherent.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • All the world was there, artists, journalists, professors, business men, and of course every adherent of pleasure in the town.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • Dr. Sprague, the rugged and weighty, was, as every one had foreseen, an adherent of Mr. Farebrother.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Phaedrus wrote a letter from India about a pilgrimage to holy Mount Kailas, the source of the Ganges and the abode of Shiva, high in the Himalayas, in the company of a holy man and his adherents.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • I gave no credence to the ideology of Garveyism; it was, rather, the emotional dynamics of its adherents that evoked my admiration.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • What woman, indeed, among the most faithful adherents of the truth, believes the promises and threats of the Word in the sense in which she believes in her own children, or would not throw her theology to the wind if weighed against their happiness?
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • It was these qualities, combined with an unflinching courage which he exhibited throughout his entire life and most especially in his last days, that bound his adherents to him with unbreakable ties.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • The advocates of the tinder-box-and-pedlar view considered the other side a muddle-headed and credulous set, who, because they themselves were wall-eyed, supposed everybody else to have the same blank outlook; and the adherents of the inexplicable more than hinted that their antagonists were animals inclined to crow before they had found any corn—mere skimming-dishes in point of depth—whose clear-sightedness consisted in supposing there was nothing behind a barn-door because they…
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • Smugglers and legitimate traders between the French and the English coasts brought snatches of news from over the water, which made every honest Englishman’s blood boil, and made him long to have "a good go" at those murderers, who had imprisoned their king and all his family, subjected the queen and the royal children to every species of indignity, and were even now loudly demanding the blood of the whole Bourbon family and of every one of its adherents.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • This old reprobate was one of the sufferers when Cotton Mather, and his brother ministers, and the learned judges, and other wise men, and Sir William Phipps, the sagacious governor, made such laudable efforts to weaken the great enemy of souls, by sending a multitude of his adherents up the rocky pathway of Gallows Hill.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • Author of evil, unknown till thy revolt, Unnamed in Heaven, now plenteous as thou seest These acts of hateful strife, hateful to all, Though heaviest by just measure on thyself, And thy adherents: How hast thou disturbed Heaven’s blessed peace, and into nature brought Misery, uncreated till the crime Of thy rebellion! how hast thou instilled Thy malice into thousands, once upright And faithful, now proved false!
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • Dislinear plotting and non-contiguous prose have their adherents, not the least of which am I, but in the end, my friends, it is character which wins or loses immortality upon the vellum.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • For though the late elder had won over many hearts, more by love than by miracles, and had gathered round him a mass of loving adherents, none the less, in fact, rather the more on that account he had awakened jealousy and so had come to have bitter enemies, secret and open, not only in the monastery but in the world outside it.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • It may be remembered that there was an ancient feud between Prince Beelzebub and the keeper of the wicket gate, and that the adherents of the former distinguished personage were accustomed to shoot deadly arrows at honest pilgrims while knocking at the door.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Celestial Railroad
  • The schoolmaster was indeed afraid to return to bed by himself; and as he did not know how soon he might lose the company of my landlady, he was resolved to secure that of the boy, in whose presence he apprehended no danger from the devil or any of his adherents.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • The place had no other adherents.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • Each sect had its adherents, though neither was regularly organized and disciplined.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • He was replaced by one Jan Hinckart, Lord of Ohain, a loyal adherent of Orange.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • Of course, there were whole legions of adherents to his view.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • Two were tears from someone trying to remove an adherent cancerous mass.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • He still has adherents in the city.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • But the judge was an adherent of proper protocol and wanted that to show in the record.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • The nobles hated Joazar, the high-priest; the Separatists, on the other hand, were his zealous adherents.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • One reason for that is the suggestion made by some of its churches that God will reward adherents with riches in this life.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Among whose adherents one may include Fenelon, who taught that every act is flawed, since the will to act is an affront to God, who alone can will to act.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • A false notion which is clear and precise will always meet with a greater number of adherents in the world than a true principle which is obscure or involved.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • The king and his worthless adherents are got at their old game of dividing the Continent, and there are not wanting among us, Printers, who will be busy in spreading specious falsehoods.
    Thomas Paine  --  Common Sense
  • If a governor of New York, therefore, should be at the head of any such conspiracy, until the design had been ripened into actual hostility he could insure his accomplices and adherents an entire impunity.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
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