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zealot

ze luht

  • n  a member of an ancient Jewish sect in Judea in the first century who fought to the death against the Romans and who killed or persecuted Jews who collaborated with the Romans
  • n  a fervent and even militant proponent of something

  • The anti-liquor zealots went about trashing all liquor shops in the neighborhood.
  • The political zealot was unrepentant and remorseless when he was brought to trial for the murder.
  • There are zealots among the protectionists as there are zealots among the globalization enthusiasts.
News & Articles

  • Kanye Receives Mice Autographed By Steve Jobs And Woz
    For Father's Day, new poppa Kanye West received a cool geek gift that would make any Mac zealot envious: a pair of old Apple mice autographed by co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve "Woz" Wozniak . [ more › ]        
    July 1, 2013 - SFist
Quotes

  • Billy Beane in SI.com
    Mark has been battling this for a couple years, and it's become more frequent,A's general manger Billy Beane said. "He was a zealot in following his offseason therapy but when there was a relapse in the first week of spring training, it...
  • Tom DeLay in Washington Post
    DeLay called Earle "a partisan fanatic" and "an unabashed partisan zealot" and said Earle was peddling "frivolous accusations" and leading a "hollow investigation."
  • Susan Sontag in San Diego Union Tribune
    Sontag called herself a "besotted aesthete," an "obsessed moralist" and a "zealot of seriousness."

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