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She was his favorite student and disciple.
  someone who believes and helps to spread the teachings of another
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"Disciples" is sometimes used as a proper noun (capitalized) to reference the twelve disciples of Jesus.
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  • She was his favorite student and disciple.
  • She was a disciple of Gandhi.
  • an anarchic disciple of Nietzsche
  • He said that because Jesus picked the Disciples, you were supposed to like them.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye

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  • When the disciples asked Jesus who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven, Jesus called a little boy from the crowd and had him stand among them as an example.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • The preacher said Moses was a disciple.
    Forest Carter  --  Education of Little Tree
  • Those in charge of the Southern rebels have convinced their disciples that the way to get back what they think is theirs is to take it from the monarchy.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • Abby felt like some sort of disciple hanging on her master’s every word, which she suspected was his purpose.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • The discovery of the procedure to cure deliria is typically credited to Cormac T. Holmes, a neuroscientist who was a member of the initial Consortium of New Scientists and one of the first disciples of the New Religion, which teaches the Holy Trinity of God, Science, and Order.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • To hear Chubs talk, you would have thought Jack Fields was a saint walking on earth, a disciple of Awesome, preaching the proper way to use their Blue abilities after spending years figuring it out for himself.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds

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  • He was a disciple of my father’s.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Their most faithful disciples were the two cart-horses, Boxer and Clover.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • I took their word for all that they averred, and I became their disciple.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • She kneels before an altar with a bronze lamb, two winged angels, and a wooden carving of Jesus and his disciples at the Last Supper.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • You won’t be a little disciple putting up anemic little things in early Jacobean or late Cameron.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • His disciples followed.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • Mamaji had to wait until I came into the picture to find a willing disciple.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • The disciples of the prophet had since redoubled their efforts, and resisted, by words at least, the authority of Congress.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • He and his new disciple hid themselves in an evil place where the Riders dared not venture.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Now, no doubt you know the names of all the twelve disciples.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Others insisted that the suspicious placement of disciples in The Last Supper was some kind of code.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Well, I at least resemble the disciples of Esculapius in one thing—that of not being able to call a day my own, not even that of my betrothal.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • CYRANO: Is not every disciple of Gassendi a musician?
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • And we knew where we were going: right up there to the high peaks of the Hindu Kush, those same mountains where bin Laden might still be and where his new bands of disciples were still hiding.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Nor have Gall and his disciple Spurzheim failed to throw out some hints touching the phrenological characteristics of other beings than man.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • But there were two people who were smiling: the alchemist, because he had found his perfect disciple, and the chief, because that disciple had understood the glory of God.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • The moon fawned over him like a disciple.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • The honoured parent steering Northward, had not gone far, when he was joined by another disciple of Izaak Walton, and the two trudged on together.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Then with a grave gesture he extended a hand towards the light and, smiling, opened it slowly to the gaze of his disciple.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • The doctrine of spirits was long believed before our Saviour’s time; for when the disciples of the blessed Jesus perceived our Saviour walking on the sea, they were as much surprised as though they had seen a spirit.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • With the help of those cruel disciples, Galbatorix threw down the Riders; killed their leader, Vrael; and declared himself king over Alagaesia.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • He was intelligent, and just sufficiently educated to think himself a disciple of Epicurus; while he was, in reality, only a product of Pigault-Lebrun.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Peter’s faith in God was so steadfast that Jesus called Peter "the rock"-the unwavering disciple on whose shoulders Jesus would build his church.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • All that they lacked was, the gift that descended upon the chosen disciples at Pentecost, in tongues of flame; symbolising, it would seem, not the power of speech in foreign and unknown languages, but that of addressing the whole human brotherhood in the heart’s native language.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Bratton was, like Gunn, a disciple of Broken Windows.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • GOTAMA In the town of Savathi, every child knew the name of the exalted Buddha, and every house was prepared to fill the alms-dish of Gotama’s disciples, the silently begging ones.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • A disciple of such character–judging anatomists as Gratiolet or Engel could have read this man’s features like an open book.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • It was evidently the meeting of a teacher and a disciple.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • But my home in Steventon was in the family of a clergyman, who was a true disciple of Jesus.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • And if thou note thy Physics [1] well thou wilt find after not many pages that your art follows her so far as it can, as the disciple does the master, so that your art is as it were grandchild of God.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • Among the musical disciples who assembled, one evening in each week, to receive his instructions in psalmody, was Katrina Van Tassel, the daughter and only child of a substantial Dutch farmer.
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • So here’s to disciples and Calvary.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • God bless the orator, philanthropist, and disciple of the Great Master—who, if he were on earth, would be doing the same work—Booker T. Washington.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • It was to be for the use of a congregation he had gathered among the Presbyterians, who were originally disciples of Mr. Whitefield.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • Well, the men gathered around and sympathized with them, and said all sorts of kind things to them, and carried their carpet-bags up the hill for them, and let them lean on them and cry, and told the king all about his brother’s last moments, and the king he told it all over again on his hands to the duke, and both of them took on about that dead tanner like they’d lost the twelve disciples.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • ’I am not such a fool as I look, quoth Plato to his disciples,’ he said sententiously, emptied his glass with great resolution, and we rose.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • The artful diplomatist and disciple of the Machiavellian Binkie!
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Neither of them wrote down their teachings, so we are forced to rely on the picture we have of them from their disciples.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • But the odd thing is that Jesus did not turn the disciples into storm troopers, burn down the Temple at Jerusalem, and fix the blame on Pontius Pilate.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • But Mrs. Leivers and her children were almost his disciples.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
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Associated words [difficulty]:   disciple [2] , Apostle [4] , apostle [4]
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