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true believer

noun
1.
a person who has been thoroughly convinced of something.
2.
a fanatic, especially a religious or political one.
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  • How could a true believer have dealings or connection with an infidel?

    Confessions of a Thug Philip Meadows Taylor
  • If He were to change His will there would be neither a true believer nor a pious man.

    The Faith of Islam Edward Sell
  • Besides, he was no true believer, or he would not have disobeyed the law.

    The Pacha of Many Tales Frederick Marryat
  • It is not a drink for a true believer, but it is a wonderful medicine, effendi.

    Yussuf the Guide George Manville Fenn
  • You say they are of no value, and I do not wish to cheat any true believer of the prophet.

    The Boy Slaves Mayne Reid

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