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Chaplains were instructed to make clear to soldiers that they should not proselytize Christianity to Muslims.
  to try to change someone’s core beliefs — especially religious faith or political beliefs
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  • Chaplains were instructed to make clear to soldiers that they should not proselytize Christianity to Muslims.
  • Western nations that proselytize about democratic values
  • I wasn’t looking to proselytize any viewpoints. I was just looking to do stories in ways I thought were meaningful.
    Brit Hume  --  Time, 2008, "Brit Hume Looks Back"  --,8599,1855820,00.html(retrieved 01/10/10)
  • She was a much more persistent proselytizer than any prisoner I had known in Danbury.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black

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  • She did not try to proselytize, only intimating to Sophie that for the suffering of her own imprisonment she would find ample reward in Jehovah’s Kingdom.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Perhaps the answer is that we have entrusted our city to a group of proselytizing tyrants who do not know how to lead us out of poverty and into prosperity.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • Perrin’s church was about to fail as well; by embracing refugees the church found new vitality, and of course, as evangelicals, members of the old Clarkston Baptist Church were able to successfully proselytize among Muslims and other non-Christians.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • In Pakistan, and other impoverished countries most affected by Wahhabi proselytizing, though, the name has stuck.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • For Perrault had come to preach and proselytize, whereas Henschell took a more immediate interest in the gold deposits.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • Every Saturday, there’d be a morning prayer meeting at the Atkins house in the Highland Dwellings public housing project that would adjourn to the streets, and Phillip and his father would go door to door proselytizing and passing out The Watch lower, hallmark ot the Jehovah’s Witnesses.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen

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  • The sisters were open, low-key, never proselytizing.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • There is no help for it; the faithful proselytizer, if she cannot convince by argument, bursts into tears, and the refusant finds himself, at the end of the contest, taking down the bolus, and saying, "Well, well, Rodgers’ be it."
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • He was capable of maintaining companionable silences, indeed, often seemed to prefer them to talk, and he made light conversation at least as often as he proselytized.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • The good people of Hyperion have done nothing to foist their religious opinions on me, so I see no reason to offend them with my proselytizing.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Despite the proselytizing of the Mbekela brothers, my father remained aloof from Christianity and instead reserved his own faith for the great spirit of the Xhosas, Qamata, the God of his fathers.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • But having fallen in love with him, she had become inoculated with the virus of Evangelism and proselytizing which dominated him, and had followed him gladly and enthusiastically in all of his ventures and through all of his vagaries.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • Well, yes—proselytizer, fisher of souls.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • [To Don Juan] And all your philosophizing has been nothing but a mask for proselytizing!
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • The Ethiopian government had closed down an American mission school in Debre Zeit for proselytizing.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • They don’t proselytize; they don’t stand in pulpits or on party platforms and tell us to fight for Peace or for God or whatever it is.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • A frail young man in a drip-dry suit slid into the seat across from them, introduced himself as Mike Fallopian, and began proselytizing for an organization known as the Peter Pinguid Society.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • Nobody knows what Soviet Russia and its Communist international organization intends to do in the immediate future, or what are the limits, if any, to their expansive and proselytizing tendencies.
    Winston Churchill  --  Churchill’s Iron Curtain Speech
  • Nobody knows what Soviet Russia and its Communist international organization intends to do in the immediate future, or what are the limits, if any, to their expansive and proselytizing tendencies.
    Winston Churchill  --  Churchill’s Sinews of Peace Speech
  • It is remarkable that these performances, tolerated and encouraged, no doubt, in the convent out of a secret spirit of proselytism and in order to give these children a foretaste of the holy habit, were a genuine happiness and a real recreation for the scholars.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Protestantism sat at ease, unmindful of schisms, careless of proselytism: Dissent was an inheritance along with a superior pew and a business connection; and Churchmanship only wondered contemptuously at Dissent as a foolish habit that clung greatly to families in the grocery and chandlering lines, though not incompatible with prosperous wholesale dealing.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • Alas, Almaz was in a proselytizing mood.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • But the Interior Minister saw it as proselytizing.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • How can it be proselytizing when no one can read?
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Our policy was to be friendly, to take an interest, to compliment them on their achievements, but not to proselytize.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Interestingly to Cole, few of his Muslim clients showed more than a passing interest in his curiosity about their faith, a reaction at odds with the aggressive proselytizing that characterized the conservative Christians Cole knew from growing up in Georgia.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • His parents in Kansas City, Denver, and before that Chicago and Grand Rapids, Michigan, appear to have been unordained ministers of the proselytizing and mission-conducting type—people who, from all I can gather, are really, sincerely religious and right-principled in every sense.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • In December 2000, the Saudi publication Ain-Al-Yaqeen reported that one of the four major Wahhabi proselytizing organizations, the Al Haramain Foundation, had built "1,100 mosques, schools, and Islamic centers," in Pakistan and other Muslim countries, and employed three thousand paid proselytizers in the previous year.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • We proselytize to our friends and shake them by the shoulders and tell them, "Seize the day!
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
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