Definition of zealotry
: excess of zeal : fanatical devotion
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The judge accepted Dr. Ballenger’s view that Mr. Roof’s strategy arose from political zealotry, not mental illness, and dismissed Mr. Bruck’s warnings that his intelligence masked deeply delusional thinking.
Insistent on trying to comprehend fanatical zealotry as mere cowardly hatred, many have begun to think of terrorism less as an existential threat and more a fixture of our very existence.
Their religious zealotry has been tamed by technology, access to information, social media, and education.
In a country where ward bosses have dug up votes in cemeteries and All Star ballot stuffing is a baseball tradition, a little zealotry in pursuit of preservation can hardly be considered a sin.
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