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  • n. Alternative spelling of proselytizer.


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  • She has been a London intellectual, a New York "It Girl", a hardcore California Republican, a liberal figurehead and an internet proselytiser.

    Arianna Huffington: The cheque's in the Post

  • Still, he says, he's not a proselytiser, like Ian McKellen.

    Derek Jacobi's King Lear: 'I've always felt slightly young for the role, but now I'm 72…'

  • With Miss Potter set to open in a few weeks, the Guardian's Stuart Jeffries has been brushing up: So far, my daughter and I have found Beatrix Potter to be a proselytiser for sadistic punishment, a sartorial fascist, a property-upholding reactionary, an obsessive-compulsive nutcase (or rather nut-kin) and, conceivably, a bystander in the face of an intolerable natural dystopia that, with her sick (though gifted) writer's mind, she culpably imagined.

    GreenCine Daily: Shorts, 12/7.

  • The proselytiser Conon and his followers exterminate the last Gentiles of the island of Imbros, in the northeast Aegean.

    The Church-State Alliance and the future of humanity

  • He respected those who could still draw support from the old faith, and, moreover, had not a particle of the proselytiser in him.

    Australia Felix

  • At least his discarded medical adviser will not make his life a burden to him -- a burden which the proselytiser does not have to share.


  • Martin de Vargas, like all Spanish caballeros, was an ardent proselytiser, and he ordered the two young men to be taken into his own house and instructed by the chaplain of the garrison.

    Sea-Wolves of the Mediterranean

  • The poet plunged into "Zanoni," which he had read in the days of his boyhood as one reads a fairy-tale, and he and Mrs Ray Jefferson, being the greatest enthusiasts, held long and learned and quite unintelligible discussions over these mysterious subjects, with a view to being able to hold their own with the beautiful proselytiser when she should deign to come amongst them all once more.

    The Mystery of a Turkish Bath

  • How is it that when the proselytiser comes to your parish in human shape you are all afire, but when he comes speaking, not by one but a hundred tongues, silently but effectively sapping the

    The Young Priest's Keepsake

  • Yet in Lavater's eyes Goethe was a brand to be plucked from the burning, and, born proselytiser as he was, he even made the attempt to convert Goethe to his own views of ultimate salvation.

    The Youth of Goethe


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