Like Gingrich, he is a convert and a thrice-married sinner engaged continually in confession and absolution.
As the Anti-Defamation League notes, this narrative entails “the annihilation of Jews…who refuse to convert at Armageddon.”
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President Obama, now that he has taken control of GM, needs to convert the factories to new and needed uses immediately.
The onetime Prada campaign girl will likely convert to Islam to marry the eldest son of the Aga Khan.
Redoubled efforts to convert the Indians also mark this period.
The groups have often tried to convert each other by argument and reason.
It is no wonder that Mohammedan missionaries find it easy to convert the blacks of Africa.
It quite makes me a convert to the science of animal magnetism.
I implore you, I charge you on your soul, convert me not into this demon.
c.1300, from Old French convertir, from Vulgar Latin *convertire, from Latin convertere "turn around, transform," from com- "together" (see com-) + vertere "to turn" (see versus). Originally in the religious sense. The Latin word is glossed in Old English by gecyrren, from cierran "to turn, return." Related: Converted; converting.
1560s, from convert (v.). Earlier was convers (early 14c.).
1. (Or "REC", "Regular Expression Converter") A string processing language that combined the pattern matching and transformation operations of COMIT with the recursive data structures of Lisp.
["Convert", A. Guzman et al, CACM 9(8):604-615, Aug 1966].
2. An early language to convert programs and data from one language to another.
["CONVERT Manual", OLI Systems Inc, Oct 1976].