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an interest followed with exaggerated zeal

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But it's the American health faddists that the rooibos growers are after.
We are conditioned as faddists through and through, and that has solved two basic problems for companies busy creating and destroying.
5-7) In the United States, scurvy is most commonly observed in the homebound elderly, food faddists, and patients with malnutrition associated with malignancy.
Faddists and fanatics have more than once done their utmost to make the meetings of the townspeople ridiculous, and by hare-brained chatter and senseless clamour have reduced these gatherings to the level of meaningless absurdities.
This tendency, which is becoming more pronounced each year, appeals strongly to those faddists among whom any test which suggests an easy approach to the solution of any problem, or which promises a division or evasion of responsibility, is assured of a kindly reception.
Academics are wont to look down on local historians, to regard them as a bunch of well- meaning amateurs and antiquarians, a motley collection of autodidacts and fixated faddists.
And then there are the usual assortments of ``Kooks'': bodybuilders, hookers, ``barefoot'' fitness faddists, nudists and cross-dressers.
Similarly, the American Eugene Lyons records the admiration of Soviet industrialization expressed by "a couple of California back-to-nature, hand-loom faddists.