Holy Roller

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Holy Roller a member of a religion that expresses ecstatic fervor
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Usage

In literature:

Of course there are plenty that are holy rollers through and through, but not this boy.
"The Wrong Twin" by Harry Leon Wilson
The leaders of a religious cult commonly called Holy Rollers seem to be most efficient in this direction.
"Six Thousand Country Churches" by Charles Otis Gill
They was more roll on old Lake Michigan that night than in all them books up to the Holy Roller Skaters' park.
"Gullible's Travels, Etc." by Ring W. Lardner
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In news:

'Holy Rollers' hopes to be the 'Avatar' of Hasidic drug dealing films.
But in addition to covering a truly fascinating subject, "Holy Rollers" has another ace up its sleeve: star Jason Fuchs .
Preacher's sons who grew up on the road and laid down the holy-roller boogie in churches across the South, Kings of Leon come by their scuffed, scruffy sound honestly.
The chairman of the National Roller Coaster Museum and Archives is calling the cars "the holy grail" of roller coaster artifacts.
He was educated first as a Catholic -- his mom's religion -- then as a Black Muslim -- his sister's faith -- and as a Holy Roller and a Baptist, thanks to his grandmothers.
Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians / Interview with Tennis Pro's David Drury .
Most of the iconic moments in NFL history resulted in fans somewhere cursing the officials and throwing something at the TV — the Tuck Game, the Holy Roller, the Music City Miracle, the Immaculate Reception.
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