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Synonyms for missionary

a person doing religious or charitable work in a foreign country

of missionaries or their work

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Synonyms for missionary

someone who attempts to convert others to a particular doctrine or program

someone sent on a mission--especially a religious or charitable mission to a foreign country

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relating to or connected to a religious mission

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They were getting deep into the mountains, and Erirola took a secret trail, cut in ahead of the missionary, and reached the stronghold of the Buli of Gatoka.
A little thing like a missionary does not matter," Erirola prompted.
A gracious thing," the missionary answered, passing his hand through his long beard and adjusting his glasses.
The missionary was surrounded by a mass of naked savages, all struggling to get at him.
Shortly afterwards the Idol's worshippers held a great religious ceremony at the base of his pedestal, and as a part of the rites the Missionary was roasted whole.
The missionary was a poor young man from the village of Aradon, in Brittany, in the Morbihan country.
The missionary here grew weak again, and the whole day went by between hope and fear, Kennedy deeply moved, and Joe drawing his hand over his eyes more than once when he thought that no one saw him.
From his bed of suffering, the dying missionary could contemplate that fiery crater from which a thousand jets of dazzling flame were that moment escaping.
Those travellers who think that a Tahitian prays only when the eyes of the missionary are fixed on him, should have slept with us that night on the mountain-side.
My notions were drawn from Ellis's "Polynesian Researches" -- an admirable and most interesting work, but naturally looking at everything under a favourable point of view, from Beechey's Voyage; and from that of Kotzebue, which is strongly adverse to the whole missionary system.
In a voyager to forget these things is base ingratitude; for should he chance to be at the point of shipwreck on some unknown coast, he will most devoutly pray that the lesson of the missionary may have extended thus far.
Pritchard, the leading missionary in the island, performed the service.
And I will give the missionary my energies--it is all he wants--but not myself: that would be only adding the husk and shell to the kernel.
One young man, of whom a missionary has told us, twice re-captured, and suffering shameful stripes for his heroism, had escaped again; and, in a letter which we heard read, tells his friends that he is going back a third time, that he may, at last, bring away his sister.
At the age of womanhood, she was, by her own request, baptized, and became a member of the Christian church in the place; and showed so much intelligence, activity and zeal, and desire to do good in the world, that she was at last recommended, and approved as a missionary to one of the stations in Africa; and we have heard that the same activity and ingenuity which, when a child, made her so multiform and restless in her developments, is now employed, in a safer and wholesomer manner, in teaching the children of her own country.
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