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  • n. Plural form of neophyte.


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  • American people don't like the idea of neophytes doing foreign policy.

    CNN Transcript Aug 7, 2007

  • Inductees, referred to as "neophytes" by members, are traditionally required to sit at tables with long black table cloths, and, at least in last year's ceremony, are required to preform for the crowd.

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  • He confirmed 5,309 persons, who, with but few exceptions, were Indians "neophytes" converted during the 14 years from 1770.

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  • It was Holy Week when they arrived in Rome, and she was anxious that the "neophytes" should see as much as possible of its impressive ceremonies.

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  • Constantinople were not even "neophytes," but were actually unbaptized at the time of their appointment to their respective sees.

    NPNF2-08. Basil: Letters and Select Works

  • The mission fathers left no place for idleness on the part of their converts, or "neophytes"; nor did they make much provision for the development of the individual.

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  • If they are all "neophytes" in the sense they are all either English Goalkeepers who end up being punters, or Australian Rules Football players who end up Punters / Special Teams madmen, the show will be boring but fruitful.

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  • Sunday ", from the Introit at Mass —" Quasi modo geniti infantes, rationabile, sine dolo lac concupiscite ", — which words are used by the Church with special reference to the newly baptized neophytes, as well as in general allusion to man's renovation through the

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • "neophytes" (recent converts) lived in or around the Mission compound. 1,649 baptisms were conducted that year alone, out of the total 4,639 souls converted between 1776 and 1847.

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  • California has lessons aplenty to share with the seismic neophytes of the East Coast.

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