Faithful

Faith"ful

(?), a. 1. Full of faith, or having faith; disposed to believe, especially in the declarations and promises of God.
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You are not faithful, sir.
B. Jonson.
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2. Firm in adherence to promises, oaths, contracts, treaties, or other engagements.
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The faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him.
Deut. vii. 9.
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3. True and constant in affection or allegiance to a person to whom one is bound by a vow, by ties of love, gratitude, or honor, as to a husband, a prince, a friend; firm in the observance of duty; loyal; of true fidelity; as, a faithful husband or servant.
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So spake the seraph Abdiel, faithful found,
Among the faithless, faithful only he.
Milton.
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4. Worthy of confidence and belief; conformable to truth ot fact; exact; accurate; as, a faithful narrative or representation.
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It is a faithful saying.
2 Tim. ii. 11.
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The Faithful, the adherents of any system of religious belief; esp. used as an epithet of the followers of Mohammed.

Syn. -- Trusty; honest; upright; sincere; veracious; trustworthy.

-- Faith"ful*ly, adv. -Faith"ful*ness, n.
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