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Synonyms for votary

one zealously devoted to a religion

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one bound by vows to a religion or life of worship or service

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a priest or priestess (or consecrated worshipper) in a non-Christian religion or cult

a devoted (almost religiously so) adherent of a cause or person or activity

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The marbles were originally designed to show a continuous procession of Olympic Gods and votaries.
Though it can heal wounds instantly and prolong life indefinitely, the life it gives to its votaries is not regenerate eternity, but protracted sequential existence.
Rieff's anger at the votaries of a new world order may also lead him a bit astray.
Willing votaries will constantly keep alive its fires and these shall gleam upon the shores of our sister republic to the east.
This eclectic mix of essays reminds us that democracy can be both an asset and a liability to its votaries in time of war.
Ando has created an enduring frame for an icon of fashion and a stage for its votaries, while cleverly concealing the private domain of staff and buyers.
A woman from a rural area of France falls in love with a man who takes a mysterious and long trip to England and returns as a woman; a young man expects to spend a boring twenty-one days in the "purgatory" of a backward spa for "gagagenarians" and finds himself involved in the hottest nights in town with sexual athletes of both genders; a nosy parker writes the answer from the Virgin Mary to the message one of her votaries placed in front of her statue in a forgotten chapel.
Nor does he explain how, if these historical votaries of Christ were conscious of the erotic implications of their words, they could have justified such imagery in their own minds as legitimate religious expressions.
It's time that parents, at least those parents who have not themselves been corrupted, to stand up and shout ``stop'' to this runaway train of perversion, and to its votaries that seem determined to infect both young and old with the pestilence that has so addled their own fevered minds.
William Grant Still: A Bio-Bibliography nonetheless serves as a useful reference tool for votaries, performers, and scholars who wish to expand their knowledge of Still's works, to know where works can be located, and to know what others may have said about certain works.
These mandarins, one after another, generation upon generation -- to the vanity and despair and mournful flutes of their votaries -- went down to the grave.
Actually, the implied connection between the two superwomen had more to it than many of the votaries of either's cult could appreciate.
He is disguised as a charismatic young Asian holy man and is accompanied by his women votaries, who make up the play's chorus.
Likewise, Tanaka sees the non-Brahman pantaram trance-medium not merely as the leader of Draupadi's votaries, but as a sacrificial victim whose symbolic death as he crosses the firepit serves to expiate the sins of the entire village community.
I must say that the opposition to the anti-golfing law died extremely hard, resisting more strongly, I believe, than any of the other votaries of vice.