true believer


Definition of true believer

1 : a person who professes absolute belief in something
2 : a zealous supporter of a particular cause

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it's impossible to argue with those true believers, as they think any counterevidence is proof of an evil conspiracy true believers who fought the good fight even when it was out of fashion
Recent Examples on the Web Longstreth worked in Tea Party politics, but the GOP operative wasn't a true believer himself, said Chris Littleton, a Tea Party advocate who worked on the constitutional amendment. Jessie Balmert, The Enquirer, "The influencer: How a mid-level political operative found himself at the heart of Ohio's largest bribery scandal," 24 Aug. 2020 But Wolf was not known publicly as an ideologue or Trump true believer. Nick Miroff, Washington Post, "Chad Wolf emerges as Trump’s favorite Department of Homeland Security chief," 3 Aug. 2020 As a true believer in the power of photography to initiate change, Jasper is an International League of Conservation Photographers Senior Fellow and a World Wildlife Fund ambassador. National Geographic, "Jasper Doest," 23 June 2020 And like other apocalyptic cults, these true believers are not afraid of mass death. Jared Yates Sexton, The New Republic, "The Cult of the Shining City Embraces the Plague," 25 Mar. 2020 The hunt for new mystical meanings in the Pyramid of Khufu had long since become a free-for-all among the true believers, and Petrie now gleefully piled on to the accumulating store of wisdom. Jimmy Maher, Ars Technica, "How alternative Egyptology and scientific archaeology were born on the Giza Plateau," 15 Mar. 2020 The fault lines run less between supporters and opponents than between true believers and reluctant skeptics. Griff Witte, Washington Post, "As the economy teeters, Trump’s ‘eighth wonder of the world’ wobbles with it," 28 Sep. 2019 The right candidate is someone who’s a true believer in the party’s ideals, can spread that message effectively, deals with rejection well and loves a challenge, Mayer said. Fredrick Kunkle, Washington Post, "The GOP has almost no chance in Maryland’s 7th District. But these candidates want to try.," 24 Jan. 2020 While the vast majority of Sanders supporters are, like normal people, not particularly online, there has always been a simmering core of supporters who are young and online true believers. Libby Watson, The New Republic, "In Defense of Rude Politics," 10 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of true believer

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“True believer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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