Peter Stuyvesant, a governor of New Netherland, was a religious zealot.
A 4am riser, Cook is known to be a workaholic with a zealot-like dedication to Apple.
Maya’s Inquisitor, a religious zealot who will stop at nothing to root out the heretics.
The social critique is implicit, even charming; Machado was never a zealot or a preacher.
Even the most puritanical zealot should find it hard to quibble with that
Saint Simon the Apostle, also called Simon the Zealot, (flourished 1st century ad—died, Persia or Edessa, Greece?
A wilfully irrational zealot, however, might very well shut down the Saudi spigots in an effort to hurt the West.
But nightclubs on hotel rooftops loom above the national mosque of Ibn Abdel Wahhab, the 18th century zealot who gave Wahhabism its name.
Among other things, he spoke to his followers of his declining mental health and his fear that he might be killed by an anti-administration zealot.
“Some people think that she’s a zealot,” Stern said when I asked her about Katz, “but only a zealot would provide this kind of service.”
When, two years later, a Jewish zealot murdered Mr Rabin, much of the press accused Mr Netanyahu of whipping up his supporters against the prime minister.
But even though I'm not gluten-free, vegan, or anything close to a healthy-eating zealot willing to put up with soggy noodles, I can honestly say Banza is the only pasta I buy now.
Several women have accused Mr Moore, a religious zealot and former chief justice of Alabama’s Supreme Court, of sexually harassing them when he was in his 30s and they were under 18.
SIR – The soft censorship you described that pressures the media through government advertising and other means in Serbia is not unique to that country (“A zealot in power”, March 22nd).
To many, Fidel Castro was a self-obsessed zealot whose belief in his own destiny was unshakable, a chameleon whose economic and political colors were determined more by pragmatism than by doctrine.
Wrapped up this week in fresh battles with Republicans over the budget, Mr Obama could fairly have noted that as prime minister, Lady Thatcher was never a supply-side zealot who put tax-cutting above balancing the budget.
While he came from a relatively privileged background - his father was a stockbroker and he attended a leading public school, Dulwich College - he could not easily be dismissed as a pin-striped amateur, cranky libertarian or crusty zealot.
The Republicans' edge is that a substantial minority think the Democrats are what Ramesh Ponnuru, a conservative zealot and author, calls “the party of death”, favouring “unrestricted abortion, lethal research on human embryos, and euthanasia.”
Whatever contacts there may have been with the Zealot movement (as the narrative of feeding 5,000 people in the desert may hint), the Gospels assume the widest distance between Jesus’ understanding of his role and the Zealot revolution.
In his book, Rebel Hearts, the British journalist Kevin Toolis described McGuinness as a zealot, whose followers bombed the commercial centre of his home town, Derry, until it looked like a war zone, and who “implicitly endorsed what can only be described as needless cruelties”.
- a fervent and even militant proponent of something
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