Origin of zealot
Examples from the Web for zealot
Kirsten Powers talks to the author of 'Zealot' about the double standard.
For me,” said Pacino, “it was always the opportunity just to be able to explore the whole idea of a zealot.
I was sure the owner committed the cardinal sin of improperly storing his wine, and I smote him with all the fervor of a zealot.
The more confident right-wing Republicans become, the more likely they will nominate a Palin-like zealot in 2012.
Zada's character and her career had rendered her as contemptuous of public disapproval as any zealot of a loftier cause than love.We Can't Have Everything|Rupert Hughes
The zealot was even threatened with excommunication by his fellow religionists.John Knox and the Reformation|Andrew Lang
Into this morass Wolffert flung himself with the earnestness of a zealot.John Marvel, Assistant|Thomas Nelson Page
Lanfranc, sprung from Imperialist Pavia, was no zealot for extravagant papal claims.William the Conqueror|Edward Augustus Freeman
"Well, there is nothing to do about it now," said the Zealot.Men Called Him Master|Elwyn Allen Smith
Word Origin for zealot
c.1300, "member of a militant 1st century Jewish sect which fiercely resisted the Romans in Palestine," from Late Latin Zelotes, from Greek zelotes "one who is a zealous follower," from zeloun "to be zealous," from zelos "zeal" (see zeal). Extended sense of "a fanatical enthusiast" first recorded 1630s.