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/ad·her·ent/ (-ent) sticking or holding fast, or having such qualities.

adherent

(ăd-hē′rĕnt) [L. adhaerere, to stick]
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au cours desquelles les adherents ont ete informes des etapes franchies par la fondation, comme ils ont exprime leurs attentes et doleances, sachant que les besoins des adherents peuvent varier selon les regions.
IBS patients were adherent for a median 41 of the 42 days of the combined diets, and healthy controls were adherent for the entire 42 days.
I hope one day that the adherents of the religion centered on Darwin's theories will one day be able to admit the same.
JERUSALEM: A senior Israeli Orthodox rabbi accused adherents of less strict Reform Judaism of "sticking claws" into his followers, in an unusually harsh letter published Friday.
The 1998 National Congregations Study has found that American churches often seek to attract new adherents by offering a variety of social activities such as cultural and arts groups, welfare services like soup kitchens, and engagement in community politics (Norris and Inglehart 2004).
This volume examines interreligious encounters and dialogue between adherents to African traditional religion, Christianity, and Islam in Sierra Leone.
NOW hear this; know all persons by these present that we, the most wretched and miserable inhabitants of the township of Odersfeld, do humbly prostrate ourselves in abject obeisance before the citizens of Ledis (sic) forasmuch as our band of stalwart and snappy Terriers, in this the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand and Eight, were, by the Grace of God and due in no small part to their own stalwart and 'dogged' endeavours, able to overcome those most high-minded and egotistical adherents of McAllister in a recent tournament on the fields of Elland Road by two 'butts' to one.
The Alliance's press release said the coach's viewpoint is "disingenuous and insulting to sincere religious adherents.
What makes the biggest difference between the way libertarians handle things that they might find offensive, compared with adherents of most other socio-political ideologies, is that we don't believe that the State has any place preventing behaviors which do not specifically violate negative rights or forcing people to accept said offensive behavior.
From a more philosophical standpoint, some would argue that the church has a moral responsibility to grow and nurture the generosity of its adherents, both financially and spiritually.
The four leading mainline churches, by comparison, could claim a mere 15 million adherents combined.
The interviewees give witness to the shift we have seen in our society from "religion" to "spirituality" I think they can teach us traditional church adherents, especially church workers, a good deal about how this shift has taken place.