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true believer

noun
1.
a person who has been thoroughly convinced of something.
2.
a fanatic, especially a religious or political one.
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  • The face of the true believer was at this point a fine study.

    The Gypsies Charles G. Leland
  • My master is a true believer, poor man, and what has his belief brought him?

    The Dragon Painter

    Mary McNeil Fenollosa
  • If He were to change His will there would be neither a true believer nor a pious man.

    The Faith of Islam Edward Sell
  • "Then you are no true believer in God," returned Manasseh, in a tone of reproof.

    Manasseh Maurus Jokai
  • Such a prayer as that any true believer might be ready to offer up.

    Saved from the Sea W.H.G. Kingston

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