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of missionaries or their work

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of or relating to or deriving from the Apostles or their teachings

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proceeding from or ordered by or subject to a pope or the papacy regarded as the successor of the Apostles

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A spiritual descendant in the direct line from Wycliff, Huss, Luther, Calvin; an Evangelical of the Evangelicals, a Conversionist, a man of Apostolic simplicity in life and thought, he had in his raw youth made up his mind once for all in the deeper questions of existence, and admitted no further reasoning on them thenceforward.
May not the unworthiness or incapacity of those who assume apostolic functions upon the remote islands of the sea more easily escape detection by the world at large than if it were displayed in the heart of a city?
Tyke, who, I understand, is an unexceptionable man, apostolic and eloquent and everything of that kind-- and I am the last man to withhold my vote--under the circumstances, you know.
Janvier's apostolic countenance; and in the same fashion the elderly faces of the justice of the peace and the deputy-mayor brought out the youthfulness of the notary.
But these criticisms fall before the fact that the noble catholic, apostolic, and Roman religion is still erect in Brittany and in the ancient duchy of Alencon.
That I did, punctiliously, and received an apostolic flesh-wound at Castlefidardo.
He put in for me, with a zeal that was quite apostolic.
Madame de S was pleased to discover that this young man was different from the other types of revolutionist members of committees, secret emissaries, vulgar and unmannerly fugitive professors, rough students, ex-cobblers with apostolic faces, consumptive and ragged enthusiasts, Hebrew youths, common fellows of all sorts that used to come and go around Peter Ivanovitch--fanatics, pedants, proletarians all.