Apostatic

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Apostatic Apostatical.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • apostatic Characterized by apostasy; apostate; backsliding.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. apostaticus, Gr.

Usage

In literature:

The upshot was that he advised Nathan not to apostatize too suddenly.
"A Daughter of Eve" by Honore de Balzac
But on the day that you apostatized I would no longer continue my humiliating sacrifice.
"The Deputy of Arcis" by Honore de Balzac
Sir Edward publicly apostatized, and was rewarded with the command of a regiment of foot.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Now I hope you will apostatize if you would rather do it.
"The Story of the Mormons From the Date of their Origin to the Year 1901" by William Alexander Linn
Would you apostatize now?
"The Reign of Greed" by Jose Rizal
Blush, ye revolted colonies, for having apostatized from your own principles.
"The Journal of Negro History, Vol. I. Jan. 1916" by Various
As it was now ascertained that the Irish people would not apostatize as a nation, an expedient was prepared for their utter extirpation.
"An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800" by Mary Frances Cusack
They have apostatized from their apostasy.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Above all, take heed of apostatizing from, or an utter desertion of, this covenant.
"The Covenants And The Covenanters" by Various
But after the death of James V, he returned to Scotland, probably with the Governor, and apostatized from the Reformed faith.
"The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)" by John Knox
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