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evangelist
used in Moby Dick

8 uses
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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
  • He looked at me with a sort of condescending concern and compassion, as though he thought it a great pity that such a sensible young man should be so hopelessly lost to evangelical pagan piety.
    Chapters 16-18 -- The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (84% in)
  • Nor even in our superstitions do we fail to throw the same snowy mantle round our phantoms; all ghosts rising in a milk-white fog—Yea, while these terrors seize us, let us add, that even the king of terrors, when personified by the evangelist, rides on his pallid horse.
    Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (82% in)
  • But what it was that inscrutable Ahab said to that tiger-yellow crew of his—these were words best omitted here; for you live under the blessed light of the evangelical land.
    Chapters 46-48 -- Surmises; The Mat-Maker; The First Lowering (80% in)
  • So, too, Venice; I have been there; the holy city of the blessed evangelist, St. Mark!
    Chapters 52-54 -- The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (56% in)
  • Is there a copy of the Holy Evangelists in the Golden Inn, gentlemen?
    Chapters 52-54 -- The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (98% in)
  • Excuse me for running after you, Don Sebastian; but may I also beg that you will be particular in procuring the largest sized Evangelists you can.
    Chapters 52-54 -- The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (99% in)
  • 'This is the priest, he brings you the Evangelists,' said Don Sebastian, gravely, returning with a tall and solemn figure.
    Chapters 52-54 -- The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (99% in)
  • There is, one knows not what sweet mystery about this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath; like those fabled undulations of the Ephesian sod over the buried Evangelist St. John.
    Chapters 109-111 -- Ahab and Starbuck in the Cabin; Queequeg in his Coffin; The Pacific (90% in)

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