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an interest followed with exaggerated zeal

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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.
Current faddists, just like the faddists of more than 15 years ago, somehow believe that processed food lacks naturally occurring enzymes that the raw diet contains.
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.
White people were seldom present there unless they were very distinguished white people, because Jessie Fauset did not feel like opening her home to mere sightseers, or faddists momentarily in love with Negro life" (247).
Silent Spring would appeal to readers such as "the organic gardeners, the anti-fluoride leaguers, the worshippers of 'natural foods,' and those who cling to the philosophy of a vital principle, and pseudo-scientists and faddists," wrote Darby.
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.
George Parrish (1872-1941), was a feisty veteran of acrimonious public battles with religious fundamentalists and health faddists, and he was not cowed.
And then there are the usual assortments of ``Kooks'': bodybuilders, hookers, ``barefoot'' fitness faddists, nudists and cross-dressers.
This controversy left greater opportunity for competing food industry groups, health promotion associations, food faddists, physicians, and insurance companies to use the ambiguities and methodologic quibbles inherent in such studies to pursue their own agendas.
faddists, crotcheteers, fanatics, Home Rulers, Trade Unionists, Socialists, teetotallers .
Similarly, the American Eugene Lyons records the admiration of Soviet industrialization expressed by "a couple of California back-to-nature, hand-loom faddists.