n. person who adheres; one who follows or upholds a leader, party, cause
In the wake of the scandal, John, the senator's one-time adherent, quickly deserted him.
Sentence in Classic:
He gathered quite a following of lads interested in the exhibition; and one that had cut his finger and had been a centre of fascination and homage up to this time, now found himself suddenly without an adherent, and shorn of his glory.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
The gentleman with the gray whiskers was obviously an inveterate adherent of serfdom and a devoted agriculturist, who had lived all his life in the country.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
He was himself conscious that, except that whimsical gentleman married to Kitty Shtcherbatskaya, who had à propos de bottes poured out a stream of irrelevant absurdities with such spiteful fury, every nobleman with whom he had made acquaintance had become his adherent.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Though, by this course, neither one aim nor the other could be attained, yet it seemed best to the adherents of this third party.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
I have fought in defence of them; and above eight hundred of my adherents have been hanged, drawn, and quartered.
After this he awaited an opportunity to crush the Orsini, having scattered the adherents of the Colonna house.
The Prince By Nicolo Machiavelli Context
There was much scoffing at the latter by those who had yesterday been firm adherents of his views, and there was even a little sneering by men who had never believed the rumor.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane Context
He never gave reasons for this persistent refusal, but contented himself by resolutely and inflexibly adhering to his determination.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context