- Unless you are an enthusiast for such things, these annual events don't have a ‘wow’ factor.
- He had been a long-standing enthusiast for home rule at a time when it merely served to reinforce his marginal status in the party.
- A breathless enthusiast for the wired world, he writes well enough to take happy Luddites such as me along with him.
Early 17th century (denoting a person believing that he or she is divinely inspired): from French enthousiaste or ecclesiastical Latin enthusiastes 'member of a heretical sect', from Greek enthousiastēs 'person inspired by a god', from the adjective enthous (see enthusiasm).
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