The Faithful

the adherents of any system of religious belief; esp. used as an epithet of the followers of Mohammed.

See also: Faithful

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
"Commander of the Faithful," said he, "I have taken on myself to remind your Highness that you have undertaken secretly to observe for yourself the manner in which justice is done and order is kept throughout the city.
Then rising, he answered: "Commander of the Faithful, I crave your pardon humbly, for my persistence in beseeching your Highness to do an action which appears on the face of it to be without any meaning.
The splendor of daylight invading the room, the murmur of all present, and, more than all, the instinct of the faithful dog, drew Mousqueton from his reverie; he raised his head, recognized the old friend of his master, and, screaming with grief, he embraced his knees, watering the floor with his tears.
For the first, the best preservative to keep the mind in health, is the faithful admonition of a friend.
I can only plead, in defense, that the story offers the faithful reflection of a very happy time in my past life.
"Is this," said the Eagle, "the faithful fulfillment of your promise to me?' The Kite replied, "That I might attain your royal hand, there is nothing that I would not have promised, however much I knew that I must fail in the performance."
I have felt unsettled about Voice of the Faithful since I attended its inaugural convention in Boston on July 20, 2002.
Yet all these hot buttons cool to relative insignificance compared with one issue capable of generating white hot incandescence among the faithful: church renovation!
24-25): "A Plenary Indulgence is granted to each member of the faithful under the usual conditions (sacramental Confession, Eucharistic Communion, and prayer in keeping with the intentions of the Supreme Pontiff, with the soul completely removed from attachment to any form of sin) each and every time they participate attentively in a sacred function or a devotional exercise undertaken in honour of the Blessed Sacrament solemnly exposed or conserved in the Tabernacle....
The faithful Catholics who gathered did not meet to oppose the institution of the church.
"Instead of hundreds of thousands of cheering faithful in Vatican square, the white smoke was seen only by a handful of the faithful, as well as by God's creatures of the forest."
Ultimately, a consensus must be formed what to do it for no other reason than to prevent disbelief or cynicism among the faithful.