Example sentences for: adherents

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

  • Speaking of Mormon doctrine, the term, used as a general-purpose noun, adjective, and adverb, as an unofficial designation for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its adherents, and comes from The Book of Mormon , a book that Joseph Smith claims to have translated from gold plates goven to him by an angle.

  • He could attract, train, and use recruits for ever more ambitious attacks, rallying new adherents with each demonstration that his was the movement of the future.

  • Conservatives, meanwhile, accuse him of turning out "agitprop for a politics whose few remaining adherents know nothing of America except Beverly Hills" (John Podhoretz, the Weekly Standard ). (Click for a trailer or to read David Edelstein's review in Slate .)

  • Oscar Wilde, the high priest of this movement whose adherents cultivated eccentricity in dress and affectation in speech and manner, came to America in 1882 on a lecture tour and presented in the flesh the image of an aesthete.

  • With so many diverse adherents, every major religion will spawn violent zealots.


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