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n.1.One who comes out or withdraws from a religious or other organization; a radical reformer.
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He had the strangest companions imaginable; men with long beards, and dressed in linen blouses, and other such new-fangled and ill-fitting garments; reformers, temperance lecturers, and all manner of cross-looking philanthropists; community-men, and come-outers, as Hepzibah believed, who acknowledged no law, and ate no solid food, but lived on the scent of other people's cookery, and turned up their noses at the fare.
Significantly, the come-outers and angry theologian/pastors were nowhere to be seen, and no one seems to have missed them
For example, he remarks, "All my sympathies are with the radicals, the come-outers.