- aposematic coloration,
Origin of apostate
Examples from the Web for apostate
“To the fundamentalist leadership of al-Qaida, Saddam represented the worst kind of ‘apostate’ regime,” they wrote.
At first, he was sentenced to execution for being an apostate.Wife of Jailed Saudi Blogger: My Husband Is a Victim of the Thought Police|Ensaf Haidar, Advancing Human Rights|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Godane rejects the idea of Al-Shabab negotiating with the Somali federal government, an “apostate government” he dubs it.
In an article entitled “In the words of the enemy,” it describes Obama as a “crusader, apostate.”
Because my passion so far has been exposing government-funded sacred cows and disrupting statist narratives, I am an apostate.James O’Keefe in Defense of Taping Mitch McConnell, and Everyone Else|James O'Keefe|April 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
During the late reign Johnson had published a book entitled Julian the Apostate.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
At Rosedale an apostate Isabella Dayvill was sent back to do penance in 1321.Medieval English Nunneries c. 1275 to 1535|Eileen Edna Power
If not by Iamblichus, this work issued certainly from his school, to which Julian the Apostate belonged.Giordano Bruno|James Lewis McIntyre
Now, you mustn't think, from all this, that I am an apostate from the principle of Women's Rights.Beauty and The Beast, and Tales From Home|Bayard Taylor
Even a charlatan can be good alone; an apostate can be wise alone; a fool can be pious alone.
mid-14c., "one who forsakes his religion or faith," from Old French apostate (Modern French apostat) and directly from Late Latin apostata, from Greek apostasia "defection, desertion, rebellion," from apostenai "to defect," literally "to stand off," from apo- "away from" (see apo-) + stenai "to stand." Used in non-religious situations (politics, etc.) from mid-14c.
late 14c.; see apostate (n.).