Example sentences for: adherents

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

  • 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.

  • The NYT off-lead is the news that the Southern Baptists, the nation's largest Protestant denomination, which counts among its adherents Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Newt Gingrich, and Trent Lott, has, at its annual convention, amended its statement of essential beliefs to include the declaration that a woman should "submit herself graciously" to her husband's leadership, and a husband should "provide for, protect and lead his family."

  • 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.

  • Followers of Islam in India are divided into two primary groups: Sunnis (adherents of the Sunna law expounded by Mohammed’s own words and deeds) and Shiites (followers of those interpretations proposed by Mohammed’s cousin Ali).

  • A looser circle of adherents might give money to al Qaeda or train in its camps but remained essentially independent.


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