Examples of apostate in a Sentence
an apostate from communism, he later became one of its harshest critics
became an apostate to liberalism after he had gotten wealthy
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Sunni extremists view Shiites as apostates, and have carried out scores of attacks over the past two decades that have killed thousands of them.
Their faith barred them from even speaking to apostates.
An apostate Synanon member had nearly been beaten to death.
Like their counterparts in Syria and Iraq, insurgents belonging to Afghanistan’s Islamic State group are radical Sunni Muslims who revile Shiites as apostates and believe that the entire Muslim world should be ruled by a single caliphate.
The Marshals Office found excuses to arrest apostates.
Afghanistan is home to a powerful Islamic State affiliate that has repeatedly targeted Shiites, who the extremists view as apostates deserving of death.
The Shiite Turkmens had erected walls because the Islamic State jihadis, who adhere to a strict Sunni doctrine, believe Shiites are apostates who should be killed.
The sudden arrival of a new class of tech skeptic, the industry apostate, has only complicated the discussion.
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APOSTATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of apostate for English Language Learners
: someone whose beliefs have changed and who no longer belongs to a religious or political group
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