Example sentences for: acolytes

How can you use “acolytes” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • It used to be the headquarters of Jean-Paul Sartre and his existentialist acolytes wearing, winter or summer, black corduroys and long woolen scarves.

  • Inside, on a raised platform, the “Son of Heaven” sat on his Dragon Throne surrounded by symbols of longevity and power and cowering acolytes, all covered in a fog of incense.

  • Former aides and acolytes like Arthur Schlesinger Jr. and Theodore Sorensen have lumped Hersh with Oliver Stone, taking the line that the book is paranoid speculation.

  • The burgeoning academic field--informed by both thoughtful race theory and liberal Caucasian guilt--has already spawned hundreds of acolytes; more than 70 books (according to the Center for the Study of White American Culture Inc.'s Web site); subspecialties such as white trash, suburban resentment, and mall ethnography; and a national conference, held at the University of California at Berkeley this April.

  • They burrow into the arcana of their topics and inundate potential acolytes with a barrage of pedantic details.


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