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Definition a Christian who tries to convince others to become Christian — especially on television, radio, or in large gatherings

or when qualified (such as "an ecosystem evangelist"):  anyone who tires to convince others of something
  • Rick Warren may be today's most admired evangelist.
  • The well-known evangelist, Billy Graham, filled the stadium.
  • He was also the vice president of Youth for Christ International, an evangelical organization.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • The third is devoted to the lives and labors of the evangelical ministers who, during the same period, had the care of souls.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • Nowadays, you don't see many families—the husband, wife, and children—that are so evangelistic.
    Phil Robertson  --  Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
  • Because he had no church into which to lure converts, if there should be any, Kiyoshi Tanimoto soon realized, the futility of this evangelism.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • This "revival" started tonight with an evangelist named James Robison.
    Peter Jenkins  --  A Walk Across America
  • But the Scope of all the Evangelists (as may appear by reading them) was the same.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • In all honesty, what I believe is neither inspirational nor evangelical.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • Evangelist Billy Graham is also warning the president to stay away from Dallas.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • I slept a little at our hotel in the city, and was awakened by the sounds of an evangelist preaching through a bullhorn outside on the street.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • As if he were some newfound evangelical being conveyed down out of the mountains and north across the flat bleak landscape toward Monclova.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • They had built their church there, won a handful of converts and were already sending evangelists to the surrounding towns and villages.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • Echo was taking himself out, telling Delta to go after the impostor — and while doing so to kill the evangelical butcher.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • The only thing that doesn't quite fit is that he seems to be an evangelical and was a member of the Word of Life in the nineties."
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
  • The evangelist was preaching "sin and redemption," the infinite grace of God and His pardon for human frailty.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • CHAPTER XXV The Little Evangelist It was Sunday afternoon.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • Usually, we think of them as a product of highly charismatic evangelists, people like the Apostle Paul or Billy Graham or Brigham Young.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Lifestyle change, for which I could now preach like an evangelist.
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • All cut up into verses, too; so that it is like one of the other evangelists read in a dream, when things are the same, yet not the same.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure

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