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faithful

the faithful
a. the believers in and loyal adherents of a religious faith, esp Christianity
b. any group of loyal and steadfast followers
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References in classic literature ?
[*] "Contrary to fidelity" or "faith," "contro alla fede," and "tutto fede," "altogether faithful," in the next paragraph.
They would coolly skip over our age of the world, and say: "Smyrna was not faithful unto death, and so her crown of life was denied her; Ephesus repented, and lo!
Then rising, he answered: "Commander of the Faithful, I crave your pardon humbly, for my persistence in beseeching your Highness to do an action which appears on the face of it to be without any meaning.
I know that a stranger's hand will write to me next, to say that the good and faithful servant has been called at length into the joy of his Lord.
le Vicomte de Bragelonne my old servant and faithful friend Mousqueton, already named, providing that the said vicomte shall so act that Mousqueton shall declare, when dying, he has never ceased to be happy."
Tom is a noble-hearted, faithful fellow, if he is black.
For the last year my faithful Highlanders have fought for honor alone."
With this view I took shipping for Lisbon, where I arrived in April following, my man Friday accompanying me very honestly in all these ramblings, and proving a most faithful servant upon all occasions.
Foolish heart and faithful hand, Little feet that touched no land.
In all the records of history there has never been a time when a victorious fortune has been so faithful to men making war upon the sea.