They slaughtered the votaries of the strange worship, and once more the rock was red with blood.
The votaries of the saint will get up a petition to have his body moved.
And yet the honor thus gained has not, we venture to say, been all that its votaries desired.
Some of its votaries, on the other hand, are inclined to exalt it unduly.
Saloon service was a little better, and that, too, had its votaries.
Love can build a shelter for his votaries, and has a sun-shine of his own.
But to see the votaries of the 'reeling goddess,' after successive nights passed in her temples!
His votaries were not encumbered with an exalted code of morality.
Some of the proprietors, and twenty of the votaries, were captured, together with the guilty instruments of their occupation.
For music is of all arts the one which insists on most co-operation on the part of its votaries.
1540s, "one consecrated by a vow," from Latin votum (see vow). Originally "a monk or nun," general sense of "ardent devotee of some aim or pursuit" is from 1591 (in Shakespeare, originally in reference to love).