the faithful

noun

1
: the people who believe or participate in a religion
The faithful gather here each year to celebrate together.
2
: the people who are loyal members or supporters of a group or organization
The faithful come out and cheer for the team every year.
The convention was packed with the Republican/Democratic faithful.

Examples of the faithful in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the back, the faithful were standing shoulder-to-shoulder. Bishop Sand, Washington Post, 17 Feb. 2024 Yet in what would be the final half of Lions football played in Detroit this season, the faithful came out in a strong way. Dave Boucher, Detroit Free Press, 22 Jan. 2024 The Lebanese militant movement put on a play to stir the faithful. Robert F. Worth, The Atlantic, 12 Feb. 2024 But political violence experts at insurance and consulting firms are also considering the possibility of a close and acrimonious contest that riles the faithful of both parties. Richard Vanderford, WSJ, 1 Jan. 2024 There, in a manger — a feed trough for animals — Mary gives birth to the child who the faithful believe is the son of God. Sufian Taha, Washington Post, 23 Dec. 2023 The pink sandstone arcade bordering the plaza, where the faithful walk, reproducing Swaminarayan’s journey in miniature. Justin Davidson, Curbed, 9 Nov. 2023 And few places are more emblematic of the fervor with which the faithful guard their traditions. Laura King, Los Angeles Times, 13 Oct. 2023 Lk 22:32), that the Church has no authority whatsoever to ordain women to the priesthood, and that all the faithful of the Church must definitively abide by this decision. Timothy H.j. Nerozzi Fox News, Fox News, 25 Nov. 2023 See More

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“The faithful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20faithful. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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