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uhd hi ruhnt

  • n  someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another
  • s  sticking fast

  • The adherents of the cult made a beeline to have a glimpse of their leader.
  • Eichmann was born 54 years ago in the Ruhr, studied engineering in Austria, was an early Nazi adherent.
  • A prolific writer and autodidact who authored eight books and 70 magazine articles, Carnegie was a voluble, if sometimes naive, adherent of the Victorian faith in mankind's progress.

  • Samuel Alito in Media Matters for America
    In a 1985 job application for a position in the Reagan administration's Justice Department, Alito said, "I am and always have been a conservative and an adherent to the same philosophical views that I believe are central to this Administration."
  • Frank Gaffney in FOXNews
    These things are beginning to percolate up as Shariah-adherent Muslims insist that their preferences and practices be accommodated by the rest of the population,said Frank Gaffney, founder and president of the Center for Security Policy - a...
  • Robert Hedlund in Boston Globe (registration)
    I think people are becoming less adherent to our traffic laws,Hedlund said. "But the flip side of that is this just strikes me as maybe a little too much '1984'-ish."

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