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  • n  the state of having rejected your religious beliefs or your political party or a cause (often in favor of opposing beliefs or causes)
  • n  the act of abandoning a party for cause

  • Critics decry his hard-line ways and his apostasy from the seeming liberalism of his youth.
  • The idea of being fat and fit is nothing short of apostasy.
  • He also posted his opinions on Coptic blogs set up by the remnant of Egypt's pre-Islamic Christian community which made him a target for accusations of heresy and apostasy.
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  • Move over marinades
    Forget about marinades, at least on the grill. That may sound like backyard apostasy, since common knowledge holds that grilling and marinating go together like … well, fill in your favorite eternal twosome here.
    Aug. 28, 2013 - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

  • Pope Benedict XVI in Middle East Times
    VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI warned Saturday that Europe's revival could be threatened if it forgets its Christian roots and embraces a "peculiar form of apostasy."
  • Allam in Reuters South Africa
    Allam, the author of numerous books, said he realised that his conversion would likely procure him "another death sentence for apostasy," or the abandoning of one's faith.

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