unbeliever

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unbeliever

a person who does not believe or withholds belief, esp in religious matters
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I tried to persuade some of the men to come and save you, but they would not do it, saying: `Let the unbelievers kill one another if they wish.
"And you ran all that risk for a stranger--an alien--an unbeliever?"
One of the things that Philip had heard definitely stated was that the unbeliever was a wicked and a vicious man; but Weeks, though he believed in hardly anything that Philip believed, led a life of Christian purity.
"One is an absolute unbeliever; the other is such a thorough--going believer that he murders his friend to the tune of a prayer!
The first mate, who whistled for it zealously, was much respected for his perseverance, and was regarded even by the unbelievers as a first-rate sailor.
'The curse of Allah on all unbelievers!' said Mahbub heartily, and climbed into his own stall, growling in his beard.
In his mind he revolved many thoughts, chief among which was that the unbeliever lied.
His life lay in the hands of this semi-barbarian, who esteemed the life of an unbeliever less highly than that of a dog.
But why do I talk thus to a heathen and an unbeliever? It is you that taught him this lesson, for which you have been well rewarded in this world, as I doubt not your disciple will soon be in the other."--"I know not what you mean by reward," said Square; "but if you hint at that pitiful memorial of our friendship, which he hath thought fit to bequeath me, I despise it; and nothing but the unfortunate situation of my circumstances should prevail on me to accept it."
And were all this otherwise, wouldst thou have us show a worse conscience than an unbeliever, a Hebrew Jew?''
But the uncompromising Evangelical did not even now hold that he would have been justified in giving his son, an unbeliever, the same academic advantages that he had given to the two others, when it was possible, if not probable, that those very advantages might have been used to decry the doctrines which he had made it his life's mission and desire to propagate, and the mission of his ordained sons likewise.
To Levin, as to any unbeliever who respects the beliefs of others, it was exceedingly disagreeable to be present at and take part in church ceremonies.