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fanatic
used in Oryx and Crake

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Definition
a person motivated by extreme enthusiasm (as for a cause) — sometimes to a fault

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extremely enthusiastic — sometimes to a fault
  • Hostile bioforms, toxin attacks, fanatics.
    p. 298.2
  • And too much envy and fanaticism and bad, faith.
    p. 28.2
  • Anyway, he said, there'd been an incident only a few weeks before they'd moved in — some fanatic, a woman, with a hostile bioform concealed in a hairspray bottle.
    p. 53.6
  • Things escalated after a cell of crazed anti-Happicuppa fanatics bombed the Lincoln Memorial, killing five visiting Japanese schoolkids that were part of a Tour of Democracy.
    p. 181.1
  • The security going into Watson-Crick was very thorough, unlike the sloppy charade that took place at Martha Graham: the fear must have been that some fanatic would sneak in and blow up the best minds of the generation, thus dealing a crippling blow to something or other.
    p. 197.1

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