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Also called Second Adventist. a member of any of certain Christian denominations that maintain that the Second Advent of Christ is imminent.
of or relating to Adventists.
Contemporary Examples

The daughter of 7th Day Adventist missionaries, Heidi Nelson was raised with the expectation that she would do well.
House of Cruz: the Making of Ted Cruz Michelle Cottle October 31, 2013

Historical Examples

She teaches the Sabbath, and the second advent, but is not a Sabbatarian nor Adventist church.
Birth of a Reformation Andrew Byers

The verse has the accent of a Second Adventist a century later.
Solomon and Solomonic Literature Moncure Daniel Conway

She is a seventh Day Adventist; is not a psychic, but is a rather mysterious personage.
Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States Work Projects Administration

She is a tall spindlin’ woman, a Second Adventist by perswasion, and weighs about ninety-nine pounds.
Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 3. Josiah Allen’s Wife (Marietta Holley)

When through, Mr. K——, a poor silly Adventist, harangued some moments.
Birth of a Reformation Andrew Byers

Here two Second Adventist preachers, a Mr. Chapman and his wife, were holding forth.
Personal Recollections of Pardee Butler Pardee Butler

Here was August, too, now almost well, joining with the rest in singing those sweet and inspiring Adventist hymns.
The End Of The World Edward Eggleston

His maternal grandfather was an Adventist, with the touch of mysticism that word implies.
Library of the World’s Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 15 Various

Late in May, 1894, he held a discussion with an Adventist leader.
Birth of a Reformation Andrew Byers

a member of any of the Christian groups, such as the Seventh-Day Adventists that hold that the Second Coming of Christ is imminent

1843, from Advent + -ist. Church Latin adventus was applied to the coming of the Savior, both the first or the anticipated second, hence Adventist, a name applied to millenarian sects, especially and originally the Millerites (U.S.).


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