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apostle
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition
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.
    Chapter 24 — Conclusion (91% in)
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.
    Chapter 9 — The Leech (20% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 16 — A Forest Walk (10% in)
  • apostle = important Christian missionary
  • Be, if thy spirit summon thee to such a mission, the teacher and apostle of the red men.
    Chapter 17 — The Pastor and his Parishioner (94% in)
  • 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!
    Chapter 20 — The Minister in a Maze (68% in)
  • apostle = important Christian missionary
  • "Welcome home, reverend sir," said the physician "And how found you that godly man, the Apostle Eliot?"
    Chapter 20 — The Minister in a Maze (83% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 20 — The Minister in a Maze (85% in)
apostle = important Christian missionary
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