He has no equal in contemporary Anglo-American letters; there are followers and disciples but no heir apparent.
To James, and to his disciples—of which there were many—Booker was not like them.
The Royal Maundy ceremony traces its origins to the Last Supper when, as St John recorded, Jesus washed the feet of his disciples.
Why do we accept the prophecy of persecution when the statement about the disciples living until the last judgment clearly failed?
In all likelihood, he was—like his disciples and contemporaries—dark-haired, dark-eyed, and olive-skinned.
He had however his disciples, who followed in the path which he suggested.
The book of Christianity must be interpreted by the disciples of Christianity.
The disciples of a patient Savior should be patient themselves.
Fie had collected twenty-four of us, whom he called his 'disciples,' and shamed am I to say, I was one.
For these reasons the number of Eibeschtz's disciples yearly increased, and counted by thousands.
Old English discipul (fem. discipula), Biblical borrowing from Latin discipulus "pupil, student, follower," said to be from discere "to learn" [OED, Watkins], from a reduplicated form of PIE root *dek- "to take, accept" (see decent).
But according to Barnhart and Klein, from a lost compound *discipere "to grasp intellectually, analyze thoroughly," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + capere "to take, take hold of" (see capable). Cf. Latin capulus "handle" from capere. Sometimes glossed in Old English by þegn (see thane).
a scholar, sometimes applied to the followers of John the Baptist (Matt. 9:14), and of the Pharisees (22:16), but principally to the followers of Christ. A disciple of Christ is one who (1) believes his doctrine, (2) rests on his sacrifice, (3) imbibes his spirit, and (4) imitates his example (Matt. 10:24; Luke 14:26, 27, 33; John 6:69).