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  • His eyes shine with the fervor of a religious zealot, the look of a street-corner crazy preacher, except this crazy holds the fate of the world in his hands.†   (source)
  • One well-trained zealot with a pistol could kill the new president, two former presidents, and a pair of vice presidents with five crisp shots.†   (source)
  • She was a small, wiry woman with the eyes of a zealot and though pushing forty, wore her hair in two long plaits.†   (source)
  • "That crossed my mind," said Krupkin, his eyes suddenly glass-cold, his expression that of an unrelenting zealot.†   (source)
  • "No!" he cried, his voice lower, hoarser and more normal, sinking from the tone of a zealot to the tone of an overbearing executive.†   (source)
  • After all, in 1839, abolitionists were considered occupants of the radical fringe', religious zealots bent on destroying the natural order of things, and, some would say, tearing the United States apart.†   (source)
  • The mayor was a careerist, a consummate professional, and he knew how the game should be run against an ethnic challenger: marginalize him, isolate him, acknowledge his passion but color it radical, name it zealotry.†   (source)
  • But the passion of all sides—Iraqi, American, ally, and insurgent—shows that if man can redirect his energies to one of acceptance and not intolerance, we can bring the zealot, the politician, the soldier, and the outsider to a place where man is just that: man.†   (source)
  • Jace had never had that—he had recklessness, and the anarchic joy of imagined self-annihilation, but he was not a zealot.†   (source)
  • I wanted to participate in the plebe system as a believer, to become inflamed with the zealotry and esprit that sustained my classmates during those first dispiriting months.†   (source)
  • Even so, he and his unit threw themselves into the task with a devotion that matched the religious zealotry of their adversaries.†   (source)
  • The Professor was also a practicing Catholic, though hardly a zealot.†   (source)
  • With obvious reference to such enemies, Houston told the Legislature in his first general message in 1860: notwithstanding the ravings of deluded zealots, or the impious threats of fanatical disunionists, the love of our common country still burns with the fire of the olden time ....in the hearts of the conservative people of Texas...Texas will maintain the Constitution and stand by the Union.†   (source)
  • an animal rights zealot who values animals above people
  • He's made the same error many zealots make—confusing metaphor with a literal reality.†   (source)
  • Boston Corbett, in his own way, is as much a zealot as Booth.†   (source)
  • She rocked his head; he stared at her with the blank, shiny eyes of the zealot.†   (source)
  • The now one-handed zealot stumbled along just behind the High Priest.†   (source)
  • The alien quality of this garden was in the severe zealotry of its tending.†   (source)
  • Then China will be ruled by a Nationalist zealot whose ideological roots are in Taiwan.'†   (source)
  • You're not a scholar, not even a student, only a zealot with no sense of reality.†   (source)
  • screamed the zealot with the sword, pointing to the prisoner on his left.†   (source)
  • It was a longrange plan, its roots in zealotry and revenge...'†   (source)
  • Some of the guards thought of the camerlegno as a beato-a religious zealot whose love of God bordered on obsession-but even they agreed ....when it came to fighting the enemies of God, the camerlegno was the one man who would stand up and play hardball.†   (source)
  • The king had made the earth move, you see, but he was surrounded by an ocean of zealots, and you know well what happens when the ocean floor trembles, Monsieur Boustouler.†   (source)
  • i have been a Catholic, a revelationist, a neo-Marxist, an interface zealot, a Bound Shaker, a satanist, a bishop in the Church of Jake's Nada, and a dues-paying subscriber to the Assured Reincarnation Institute.†   (source)
  • Cult specialists see desultory defacement from inexperienced fringe sects-zealots who commit random acts of terrorism-but the Illuminati have always been more deliberate.†   (source)
  • Offers poured in from ten thousand sources but the bulk of the communications were from faith healers, project promoters, institutes and free-lance researchers offering their services in exchange for the publicity, Shrike cultists and other religious zealots pointing out that Rachel deserved the punishment, requests from various advertising agencies for product endorsements, offers from media agents to "handle" Rachel for such endorsements, offers of sympathy from common people-frequently enclosing credit chips, expressions of disbelief from scientists, offers from holie producers and book publishers for exclusive rights to Rachel's life, and a barrage of real estate offers.†   (source)
  • It is the language of your people, but as it was spoken and written long ago, and of a very particular dialect: that of the zealot Tosk.†   (source)
  • Talking to himself, head-wagging like a street-corner zealot with news of some distant affliction dragging ever closer.†   (source)
  • I was married to a zealot for years.†   (source)
  • Now a handful of zealots, boardroom thugs led by a maniac, want back what no international court in history would ever grant them.†   (source)
  • Bobby has become such a zealot for civil rights that his first name is considered an insult in the South.†   (source)
  • "Valentine was a zealot," said face.†   (source)
  • Forsyth had told the prosecutor that Madden was a prejudiced zealot and that he would be forced to admit that all of his assessments are based on conjecture and gross extrapolations.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Last night, the right-wing zealot General Ted Walker spoke at the same venue, delivering a rousing anti-UN speech that was attended by the man who once tried to kill him: Lee Harvey Oswald.†   (source)
  • But he would have his bonus in the maniacal butcher's death, the zealot who would surely take his life.†   (source)
  • Contrarily, they were also the eyes of a zealot whose blind dedication was the core of his strength; white heat was in the pupils, lightning in the orbs.†   (source)
  • The zealot's head stopped moving.†   (source)
  • You're a zealot, you're blind!†   (source)
  • How many zealots wanting to strike back at Peking in any way they can in the cause of the Kuomintang?†   (source)
  • A cabal has been formed deep in Peking by a group of zealots led by a man so deeply entrenched in the hierarchy of his government, so revered as a philosopher-prince that he cannot be exposed.†   (source)
  • At the infamous Gestapo headquarters—that terrible Warsaw simulacrum of Satan's antechamber—the ham lay unwrapped and pinkly glistening on the desk between herself, handcuffed, and a hyperactive, monocled zealot who almost exactly resembled Otto Kruger and who demanded to know where she had obtained this contraband.†   (source)
  • Instead of clearing his own heart the zealot tries to clear the world.†   (source)
  • —and she followed Heller like a zealot, "yes, literally, like a zealot."†   (source)
  • Persia was overrun by the zealots of Mohammed, A.D. 642.†   (source)
  • Some nosing zealot in the Ministry (a woman, probably: someone like the little sandy-haired woman or the dark-haired girl from the Fiction Department) might start wondering why he had been writing during the lunch interval, why he had used an old-fashioned pen, what he had been writing — and then drop a hint in the appropriate quarter.†   (source)
  • The fusion of the two strong egotisms, Eliza's inbrooding and Gant's expanding outward, made of him a fanatical zealot in the religion of Chance.†   (source)
  • He did not become an aggressive zealot.†   (source)
  • Of course, being a zealot, you're not smoking these days, are you?†   (source)
  • Rhadamanthus always talked about his being a zealot.†   (source)
  • Not that I would want for the world to insult you, my good Joachim, or your zealot's love of duty.†   (source)
  • But his body let something dishonorable invade it, played a trick on his zealotry.†   (source)
  • A stranger near by, observing Joseph's amazement, said, quietly, "Rabbi Samuel is a zealot.†   (source)
  • Of them he had an ample band—some men of heart, others rather men of head; he who apologized for the Church in Latin; the saintly author of the Evening Hymn; and near them the great itinerant preacher, hymn-writer, and zealot, shadowed like Jude by his matrimonial difficulties.†   (source)
  • Instantly, for all but the zealots like Gottlieb, Terry, Martin, and the bio-physics assistant, research was halted.†   (source)
  • To Lucas, the religious zealot, the co-operative commonwealth was the New Jerusalem, the kingdom of Heaven, which is "within you."†   (source)
  • But Hans Castorp's military cousin had been a "zealot"—as a melancholic show-off once said—and that had led to a fatal outcome.†   (source)
  • What a zealot!†   (source)
  • But the Rabbi clung to the political idea; and he went on, without noticing the explanation, "What are the Zealots doing down in Galilee?"†   (source)
  • *a A religion which should become more minute, more peremptory, and more surcharged with small observances at a time in which men are becoming more equal, would soon find itself reduced to a band of fanatical zealots in the midst of an infidel people.†   (source)
  • All men of talent, whether they be men of feeling or not; whether they be zealots, or aspirants, or despots — provided only they be sincere — have their sublime moments, when they subdue and rule.†   (source)
  • That day it was yuletide, and it struck me that Ned Land badly missed celebrating "Christmas," that genuine family holiday where Protestants are such zealots.†   (source)
  • Newman eyed his interlocutress and satisfied himself that she was not a gossip, but a zealot; she looked anxious, appealing, discreet.†   (source)
  • He complain'd to me that they were grievously calumniated by the zealots of other persuasions, and charg'd with abominable principles and practices, to which they were utter strangers.†   (source)
  • But a wise prince would rather choose to employ those who practise the last of these methods; because such zealots prove always the most obsequious and subservient to the will and passions of their master.†   (source)
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