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A nickel sulfide mineral, NiS, usually occurring in long hairlike crystals and sometimes used as a nickel ore.

[After William Hallowes Miller (1801-1880), British mineralogist.]


(Minerals) a yellow mineral consisting of nickel sulphide in hexagonal crystalline form: a minor ore of nickel. Formula: NiS
[C19: named after W. H. Miller (1801–80), English mineralogist]


(ˈmɪl əˌraɪt)

a follower of William Miller, a U.S. preacher who taught that the Second Advent of Christ was imminent.
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Noun1.millerite - a yellow mineral consisting of nickel sulfide; a minor source of nickel
atomic number 28, Ni, nickel - a hard malleable ductile silvery metallic element that is resistant to corrosion; used in alloys; occurs in pentlandite and smaltite and garnierite and millerite
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is closely associated with American evangelical Christianity and movements that have experienced apocalyptic disappointment, such as the Millerites who first expected Jesus' return in 1844.
65), European Christians (1666), Prophet Hen of Leeds (1806), Millerites (April 23, 1843), Mormons (1891), Halley's Comet (1910), Jehovah's Witnesses (1914), Heaven's Gate (1997), Nostradamus (August 1999), Y2K (January 1, 2000), and God's Church Ministry (2008).
He begins with a detailed account of the Millerites, the nineteenth-century religious sect of Pastor William Miller, who used complex biblical calculations to predict the second advent of Jesus on October 22, 1844.
Understandably, the Millerites were embarrassed and shamed when their predictions proved false.
In fact, he complained, the more one attempts to reason with the Millerites, the more resolutely they cling to their delusions.
A thorough analysis of Jacobs's Western Midnight Cry!!!, primary accounts of converts, and manuscripts of conversion lectures, letters, and journals reveals why many Millerites converted to Shakerism.
The author has organized the main body of his text in five chapters devoted to the historical background and early attitudes toward charismatic and visionary experiences among Millerites and Sabbatarian Adventists up to 1850, the acceptance of WhiteAEs prophetic gift, the gift of prophecy becoming a part of the Seventh-day Adventist statement of beliefs, and other related subjects.
Two spiritual movements play major roles: the Millerites, who expected Christ to return before the voting started, and the Mormons, who ran their own candidate.
The Millerites split into various factions, at least one of which survives in modified form.
When it didn't happen, his followers, known as the Millerites, refereed to the event as The Great Disappointment.
When that didn't happen, the Millerites cast their hopes on 1844.