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He described the Iraqi police as a tool in the hands of crusaders and infidels.
  a negative term describing someone as not believing in the "right" religion or god
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infidels infidel
Strongly Associated with:   infidelity
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  • He described the Iraqi police as a tool in the hands of crusaders and infidels.
  • The infidel enemy has been badly wounded at the hands of your brothers and is close to its demise...
    Mustafa Abu al-Yazid
  • They condemned a Saudi religious edict calling for the death of two writers and said religious scholars who branded other Muslims as infidels were "clerics of darkness, fooled through their arrogance and inflated by their status into thinking that they speak in the name of God."
  • He had never talked to them about God nor his belief, but they wanted to kill him as an infidel.
    Dostoyevsky, Fyodor  --  Crime And Punishment

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  • He was reminded of the image of Santiago Matamoros, mounted on his white horse, with the infidels beneath his hooves.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • "Kafir" is not-nice Arabic word meaning "non-Muslim" that is usually translated as "infidel.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • "I’d heard you were an infidel," he said to my father, "but there are Qurans in your room."
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • His judgment on us for harboring an infidel and a Quaker.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • He was a communist and akqfir This is what we do with infidels who commit crimes against Islam!
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Lorenzo and his infidel?
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice

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  • They would be shocked at the proposition of fellowshipping a SHEEP-stealer; and at the same time they hug to their communion a MAN-stealer, and brand me with being an infidel, if I find fault with them for it.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • In the end they assume they will rid their holy Muslim soil of the infidel invaders.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Tremble lest in that case you should be numbered with those who have denied the faith, and are worse than infidels!
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Milo had at his disposal sumptuous quarters inside a salmon-pink palace, but Yossarian and Orr were not allowed to accompany him inside because they were Christian infidels.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • The Englishmen then asked my Spaniards, ’whether they designed to take any of them? but they all answered, No; some declaring they had already wives in Spain; and others that they cared not to join with infidels.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • He tried to make us act plays and to enter into masquerades, in which the characters were drawn from the heroes of Roncesvalles, of the Round Table of King Arthur, and the chivalrous train who shed their blood to redeem the holy sepulchre from the hands of the infidels.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • He waited patiently for Hawkeye to cease, then lifting his eyes, together with his voice, he said, aloud: "I invite you, friends, to join in praise for this signal deliverance from the hands of barbarians and infidels, to the comfortable and solemn tones of the tune called ’Northampton’."
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Dear Valentine, you are a perfect angel, and I am sure I do not know what I—sabring right and left among the Bedouins—can have done to merit your being revealed to me, unless, indeed, heaven took into consideration the fact that the victims of my sword were infidels.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • It leads him to a strange habitation, to a secret infidel apartment, and there, implacable, immolates him, consenting.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Our judges are not so blind and…. not so drunk, and will not believe the testimony of two notorious infidels, agitators, and atheists, who accuse me from motives of personal revenge which they are foolish enough to admit….
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • I mean, if we were to go on a Crusade, we should still be using force: we should be putting the Might into a channel against the infidels.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Finally, as Abdul wound down and bent over Ali with his hands cocked like weapons, Mortenson distinctly heard Abdul ask Ali if he was a Muslim or an infidel.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Because that blackguard and infidel McCall who is their kingpin is tied up with Southern Belle.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • I knowed you was a infidel, said Blevins.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • Does he know that you are as big an infidel as he?
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • Barbara has always been most comfortable and settled when she felt like she was rescuing her Lavar-from infidel drug dealers or his intemperate father, from carping teachers or false idols of peer pressure.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • They all believe to this day that the infidel Diderot came to dispute about God with the Metropolitan Platon….
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • The Emperor of Constantinople,(*) to oppose his neighbours, sent ten thousand Turks into Greece, who, on the war being finished, were not willing to quit; this was the beginning of the servitude of Greece to the infidels.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • Like all strong people, she suffered always a measure of loneliness; she was a marginal outsider, a secret infidel of a certain sort.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • Utilitarian economists, skeletons of schoolmasters, Commissioners of Fact, genteel and used-up infidels, gabblers of many little dog’s-eared creeds, the poor you will have always with you.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • As he bowed over her he smiled, and quoted the hackneyed and beautiful lines from The Rape of the Lock about Belinda’s diamonds, "which Jews might kiss and infidels adore."
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • I am beset here with neighbours that match your infidels, Sir Knight, in Holy Land.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Even an infidel would have heard little or nothing to shock his sensibility.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Celestial Railroad
  • O head! thou hast seen enough to split the planets and make an infidel of Abraham, and not one syllable is thine!
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • If I refused, I was placing myself not only in the position of a horrible infidel but of a hardhearted ingrate.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • The first fission bomb, he explained, would be used on the infidel Kassad’s satanic assault boat that very afternoon.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • I guess if the Grand Old Book has withstood the attacks of infidels for these two thousand years it is worth our SLIGHT consideration!
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • This speech concluded with a challenge to the infidel, at the end of which it was Eustacia’s duty to enter as the Turkish Knight.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • That was a time of color, when the sunlight fell on glancing steel and floating banners; a time of adventure and fierce struggle,—nay, of living, religious art and religious enthusiasm; for were not cathedrals built in those days, and did not great emperors leave their Western palaces to die before the infidel strongholds in the sacred East?
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • …of going to New York, as the nearest place where there was a printer; and I was rather inclin’d to leave Boston when I reflected that I had already made myself a little obnoxious to the governing party, and, from the arbitrary proceedings of the Assembly in my brother’s case, it was likely I might, if I stay’d, soon bring myself into scrapes; and farther, that my indiscrete disputations about religion began to make me pointed at with horror by good people as an infidel or atheist.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • …than that small infantry Warred on by cranes—though all the giant brood Of Phlegra with th’ heroic race were joined That fought at Thebes and Ilium, on each side Mixed with auxiliar gods; and what resounds In fable or romance of Uther’s son, Begirt with British and Armoric knights; And all who since, baptized or infidel, Jousted in Aspramont, or Montalban, Damasco, or Marocco, or Trebisond, Or whom Biserta sent from Afric shore When Charlemain with all his peerage fell By Fontarabbia.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • She was now formidable to behold, and it was only in silence, looking up from their plates, after she had spoken so severely about Charles Tansley, that her daughters, Prue, Nancy, Rose—could sport with infidel ideas which they had brewed for themselves of a life different from hers; in Paris, perhaps; a wilder life; not always taking care of some man or other; for there was in all their minds a mute questioning of deference and chivalry, of the Bank of England and the Indian Empire,…
    Virginia Woolf  --  To the Lighthouse
  • A treacherous friend is the most dangerous enemy; and I will say boldly, that both religion and virtue have received more real discredit from hypocrites than the wittiest profligates or infidels could ever cast upon them: nay, farther, as these two, in their purity, are rightly called the bands of civil society, and are indeed the greatest of blessings; so when poisoned and corrupted with fraud, pretence, and affectation, they have become the worst of civil curses, and have enabled men…
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • What a pagan rascal is this! an infidel!
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 1
  • It was a land of infidels anyway.
    Tim O’Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • "Harping infidel!" replied Willetts, hoarsely.
    Zane Grey  --  The Rainbow Trail
  • Shouting on the foe he fell, And like thunder rang his war-cry O’er the cowering infidel.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • Elinor and I had marveled that an infidel of long ago should have owned such a wonderful amount of knowledge.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
  • An infidel? A sinner?
    Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee  --  Inherit the Wind
  • Her family was torn between horror at their daughter working with infidels and delight at the money she brought home.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
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