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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONVERT

Much of it, apparently, he will convert into that champagne he now drinks.

Think of a slave trying to convert a free man to a slave religion.

And to think that Rachel and I wasted our time trying to convert him!

So once more, as in 1886, they--the preacher and his convert--are together.

Those who denied a Divine Redeemer were not likely to convert a world.

There is one tale which I am sure will make a convert even of you.

No attempt which has ever been made to convert them into slaves, has availed much.

He comes as a convert with a message, and laden with books of prophecy.

No convert has ever come from that town, and the town boasts that none ever shall.

This spirit is seen in all I have shown you of what happens when a convert comes.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Old French convertir, from Vulgar Latin *convertire, from Latin convertere "turn around, transform," from com- "together" (see com-) + vertere "to turn" (see versus). Originally in the religious sense. The Latin word is glossed in Old English by gecyrren, from cierran "to turn, return." Related: Converted; converting.

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