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neophyte

1. a person newly converted to a religious faith
2. RC Church a novice in a religious order
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"So ating mga neophytes, 'wag kayong mahiya, lapit lang kayo sa amin na mga veterans (So to our neophytes, don't be shy, approach us veterans).
But the play begins and ends with neo-fascist initiation rites, with the neophytes later becoming masters who will inflict the same punishment on the next batch of neophytes.
Neither is Poe on Public Services, as she signaled in an ambush interview on Wednesday where she expressed hope the neophytes will honor the Senate tradition of 'equity of the incumbent.'
As Milliken notes, the neophytes at San Jose did not comprise a single people but instead "represented 55 independent local tribes and spoke nine distinct languages." (101) To make sense of it all, Milliken returns to the huge computerized database he laboriously constructed for his original work.
Essential for fans of this idiosyncratic talent and a highly palatable introduction for curious neophytes.
It and its companion Dictionary Of Naval Terms are written for Navy neophytes who have a need to understand the language of their new profession--and for outsiders such as journalists.
The theme of the conclusion of Jesus' commissioning speech to his disciples is "welcome." The "little ones" are believers, neophytes in the faith.
While there is no straightforward solution, per se, to this problem, Dorothy Leonard, a professor of business administration at the Harvard Business School and a redoubtable expert on how organizations develop products (or fail to), and Walter Swap, a professor of psychology (emeritus) at Tufts University, have a recommendation: have knowledgeable people work with the neophytes such that the former can help the latter learn how they need to think.
Contributions from such Wiccan notables as Raven Grimassi, Selena Fox, and more provide articles for neophytes on specific focal points that influence a spritual choice or path.
Neophytes will quickly become absorbed in this captivating tale of politics, ambition, and misguided patriotism.
After fourteen years of dancing Balanchine, the Russians are no longer neophytes. Still, something about Ashley's clear demonstration of quick weight and accent shifts empowered the brave participants in the class.