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apostle

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1  —as in:
an apostle for the cause
Definition an ardent early supporter of a cause or reform

or:

any important Christian missionary — especially the first to a country or region
  • an apostle of revolution
apostle = an ardent early supporter of a cause or reform

or:

any important Christian missionary — especially the first to a country or region
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • A book is a mirror; if an ass peers into it, you can not expect an apostle to peer out.
    G.C. Lichtenberg
  • apostle = an ardent early supporter of a cause or reform

    or:

    any important Christian missionary — especially the first to a country or region
  • and Ernest rose before me transfigured, the apostle of truth, with shining brows and the fearlessness of one of Gods own angels, battling for the truth and the right, and battling for the succor of the poor and lonely and oppressed.
    Jack London  --  The Iron Heel
  • apostle = an ardent early supporter of a cause or reform

    or:

    any important Christian missionary — especially the first to a country or region
  • The angel and apostle of the coming revelation must be a woman, indeed, but lofty, pure, and beautiful, and wise; moreover, not through dusky grief, but the ethereal medium of joy; and showing how sacred love should make us happy, by the truest test of a life successful to such an end.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • apostle = important Christian missionary
  • "Welcome home, reverend sir," said the physician "And how found you that godly man, the Apostle Eliot?"
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • apostle = important Christian missionary
  • My journey, and the sight of the holy Apostle yonder, and the free air which I have breathed have done me good, after so long confinement in my study.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • apostle = important Christian missionary
  • Be, if thy spirit summon thee to such a mission, the teacher and apostle of the red men.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • apostle = important Christian missionary
  • My one sufficient object was to greet that pious friend of mine, the Apostle Eliot, and rejoice with him over the many precious souls he hath won from heathendom!
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • apostle = important Christian missionary
  • At last, while attending a sick chamber, whither the Rev. Mr. Dimmesdale had been summoned to make a prayer, she learnt that he had gone, the day before, to visit the Apostle Eliot, among his Indian converts.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • apostle = important Christian missionary
  • The young divine, whose scholar-like renown still lived in Oxford, was considered by his more fervent admirers as little less than a heavenly ordained apostle, destined, should he live and labour for the ordinary term of life, to do as great deeds, for the now feeble New England Church, as the early Fathers had achieved for the infancy of the Christian faith.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
apostle = important Christian missionary

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2  —as in:
chosen by Jesus
Definition Christianity:  one of the original 12 disciples (followers) chosen by Jesus Christ to preach his gospel
  • Paul claimed the role of Apostle to the Gentiles.
Apostle = Christianity:  one of the original 12 disciples (followers) chosen by Jesus Christ to preach his gospel
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Many believe that all of the Apostles were martyred (killed for their belief) except John; however, the Bible reports only on the martyrdom of James.
  • Apostles = Christianity:  one of the original 12 disciples (followers) chosen by Jesus Christ to preach his gospel
  • Wouldn't you accept a drink of water from one of the Twelve Apostles if you was dying of thirst?
    Jack London  --  Burning Daylight
  • Apostles = Christianity:  one of the original 12 disciples (followers) chosen by Jesus Christ to preach his gospel
  • He appointed twelve—designating them apostles—that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach
    Mark 3:14 (NIV)
  • Apostles = Christianity:  one of the original 12 disciples (followers) chosen by Jesus Christ to preach his gospel
  • There were Cains and Abels, Pharaoh's daughters; Queens of Sheba, Angelic messengers descending through the air on clouds like feather-beds, Abrahams, Belshazzars, Apostles putting off to sea in butter-boats, hundreds of figures to attract his thoughts; and yet that face of Marley, seven years dead, came like the ancient Prophet's rod, and swallowed up the whole.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • Apostles = followers chosen by Jesus Christ to preach his gospel
  • They're the apostles.
    David Almond  --  Clay
Apostles = the original 12 followers chosen by Jesus Christ to preach his gospel

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