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apostle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Christianity
apostlea‧pos‧tle /əˈpɒsəl $ əˈpɑː-/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 RRCone of the 12 people chosen by Jesus Christ to teach and spread the Christian religion2 formalBELIEVE someone who believes strongly in an idea and tries to persuade other people about it syn proponentapostle of 🔊 a great apostle of non-violence
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apostleIn a larger circle round the central picture are apostles and saints against a dark blue background.James was beheaded in Jerusalem, the first apostle to be martyred.Nehru saw himself as the central figure; the veteran of the fight against colonialism and the apostle of non-alignment.The increase in efficiency promised by the apostles of reengineering and the apologists for the great merger wave remains invisible.The teaching role of the bishops, as successors to the apostles, is described as a service to the whole Church.If we look at the meaning of the word apostle, we find it simply means a person sent forth or commissioned.apostle ofan apostle of peace
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