Zealotism

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Zealotism The character or conduct of a zealot; zealotry.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n zealotism The character or conduct of a zealot.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Zealotism (zel′-) the character of a zealot
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. zele—L. zelus—Gr. zēlos, zeein, to boil. Cf. Yeast.

Usage

In literature:

But a shower of fists fell on the zealot's face, and he tottered back bleeding.
"The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes" by Israel Zangwill
Here enters the ethical consideration which the zealots of sheer knowledge so persistently ignored.
"Prime Ministers and Some Others" by George W. E. Russell
The first comprises a few zealots called Akalis who observe all the precepts of Govind.
"Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
The king must be allied with the zealot, otherwise the kingdom cannot be conquered.
"I.N.R.I." by Peter Rosegger
Some zealots for a "cause" even go so far as that.
"My Life as an Author" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
By occupation he was a dish-turner, but by temperament an enthusiast, a zealot, and an agitator.
"Salem Witchcraft, Volumes I and II" by Charles Upham
But the Presbyterian zealots entertained great jealousy against this scheme.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part F. From Charles II. to James II." by David Hume
The zealot talked of shooting me, as a simple and expeditious mode of solving the question.
"Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris" by Henry Labouchère
This ought to teach zealots to be cautious.
"The Bibliotaph" by Leon H. Vincent
It mattered not to which feeling the zealots leaned, Sir James smiled on them all alike.
"Post Haste" by R.M. Ballantyne
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In poetry:

"Each zealot thrust before my eyes
His Scripture-garbled label;
All creeds were shouted in my ears
As with the tongues of Babel.
"A Spiritual Manifestation" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Tall High-priest, with zealot fires
Blazing in those eyeballs old,
Swathes him, as his rank requires,
Head to foot, in linen fold.
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Seeing how zealots, making choice of pain,
From home and country parted,
Have thought it life to leave their fellows slain,
Their women broken-hearted;
""Oh, Ask Me Not"" by John Charles McNeill
Not thine to lean on priesthood's broken reed;
No barriers caged thee in a bigot's fold;
Did zealots ask to syllable thy creed,
Thou saidst " Our Father," and thy creed was told.
"In Memory Of John Greenleaf Whittier" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
To what Stupidity are Zealots grown,
Whose Inhumanity profusely shown
In Damning Crowds of Souls, may Damn their own.
I'll err at least on the securer Side,
A Convert free from Malice and from Pride.
"On Mr. Dryden's Religio Laici" by Wentworth Dillon
And terrified faces to left and to right,
Before and behind him,
Fled away with the speed of a maddening fright
To the cloughs of the bat and the chasms of night,
Each hoping the zealot would fail in his flight
To find him and bind him.
"To Damascus" by Henry Kendall

In news:

Oracle's Larry Ellison a chip zealot.
Larry Ellison has become a "chip zealot" who talks more and more about SPARC and how to ramp up the hardware side of Oracle's business.
His death made me a zealot for getting my own PSA exams and encouraging my friends to do the same.
One would hope that the Tea Party zealots from Indiana are currently suffering from buyers' remorse.
Amy Adams as his zealot wife and.
Presents a short introduction to Galileo 's life and achievements focusing on his conflicts with theologians but supporting the hypothesis that he was a zealot for, rather than against, the Catholic Church.
I have not only found that Jerry Waterman's recent anti- homosexuality letter is factually incorrect, but is more typical bigotry spilled by overly-religious zealots.
Just look at that first bunch: tax collector, zealot, doubter, denier and betrayer.
Sure, it's far away and in the heart of a town known for its right-wing religious zealots.
Michelle Rhee writes a 'zealot's manifesto ,' er, memoir.
Michelle Rhee writes a 'zealot's manifesto,' er, memoir .
We all know Utah's home to some extremely conservative and buttoned up religious zealots.
The sad state of zealots and Romney's defeat.
Rachel Zoe zealots, your wait is over.
The United States is entirely dependent on Red China for rare earth minerals, as environmental zealots strangle the American rare earth manufacturing industry, threatening national security and prospective economic growth.
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