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I was lucky enough as a kid to spend most of my weekends at the Fillmore East. On a great night, that was like a Holy Roller evangelical church.
Paul Stanley

Meaning of "Holy Roller" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HOLY ROLLER

Holy Roller play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HOLY ROLLER

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conjunction
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Holy Roller is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HOLY ROLLER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Holy Roller

"Holy Roller" is a term for some Christian churchgoers of the Methodist, Holiness, and Pentecostal traditions. The term is sometimes used derisively by those outside these denominations, as if to describe people literally rolling on the floor in an uncontrolled manner. However, those within these Wesleyan traditions have reclaimed it as a badge of honor; for example William Branham wrote: "And what the world calls today holy-roller, that's the way I worship Jesus Christ." Gospel singer Andrae Crouch stated, "They call us holy rollers, and what they say is true. But if they knew what we were rollin' about, they'd be rollin' too."...

Definition of Holy Roller in the English dictionary

The definition of Holy Roller in the dictionary is a member of a sect that expresses religious fervour in an ecstatic or frenzied way.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HOLY ROLLER

Holy Moley!
holy of holies
Holy Office
holy oil
holy orders
holy picture
holy place
Holy Roman Empire
holy rood
Holy Saturday
Holy Scripture
Holy See
Holy Sepulchre
Holy Spirit
holy synod
holy terror
Holy Thursday

WORDS THAT END LIKE HOLY ROLLER

air-traffic controller
bookseller
comptroller
controller
financial controller
goller
hair roller
high roller
holler
ink roller
oller
paint roller
patroller
poller
rock and roller
roller
steamroller
stroller
Toller
traffic controller
troller

Synonyms and antonyms of Holy Roller in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Holy Roller» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HOLY ROLLER

Find out the translation of Holy Roller to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Holy Roller from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Holy Roller» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

圣子
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Holy Roller
570 millions of speakers

English

Holy Roller
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पवित्र रोलर
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

الرول المقدسة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Святой Ролик
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Holy Roller
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পবিত্র রোলার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Holy Roller
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Roller Suci
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Holy Roller
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ホーリーローラー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

이런 롤러
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Roller Suci
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

thánh lăn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

புனித ரோலர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पवित्र रोलर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Holy Roller
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Santo rullo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Holy Roller
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Святий Ролик
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Roller Sfânt
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Holy Roller
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Heilige Roller
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Holy Roller
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Holy Roller
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Holy Roller

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HOLY ROLLER»

The term «Holy Roller» is regularly used and occupies the 89.857 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Holy Roller

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2 QUOTES WITH «HOLY ROLLER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Holy Roller.
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Billy Carter
I've got a sister who races motorcycles and another sister who's a Holy Roller preacher.
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Paul Stanley
I was lucky enough as a kid to spend most of my weekends at the Fillmore East. On a great night, that was like a Holy Roller evangelical church.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HOLY ROLLER»

Discover the use of Holy Roller in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Holy Roller and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Holy Roller: Growing up in the Church of Knock down, Drag ...
It is the prequel to Wilson’s first book, telling the story of the Texas childhood of a fierce little girl who will grow up to become An Unreasonable Woman, take on Big Industry, and win.
Diane Wilson, 2008
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Holy Roller: Finding Redemption and the Holy Ghost in a ...
Was there a church in the most violent part of the city that prayed for addicts and got results? At The Body of Christ Assembly, a rundown church on an out-of-the-way street, Lyons found the story she was looking for.
Julie Lyons, 2009
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Holy Roller
Robert Panton. Holy Rollfir Robert Panton Holy Roller All Rights Reserved Cover photo by US Department Title.
Robert Panton, 2013
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Holy Rollers: Murder and Madness in Oregon's Love Cult
When Edmund Creffield and his "Holy Roller" religious cult made headlines in 1903, it was page one news - not just in the Pacific Northwest, but around the nation.
T McCracken, Robert B. Blodgett, 2002
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Articles on San Diego Chargers, Including: Holy Roller ...
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Hephaestus Books, 2011
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Oral Roberts: An American Life
269 Fighting the "Holy Roller" stereotype, Oral became an ambassador for the pentecostal churches, repeatedly explaining to reporters that pentecostals were a recent offshoot of mainstream Protestant churches (and that his own grandfather  ...
David Edwin Harrell, Jr., 1985
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Football For Dummies
The controversial play became known as the “Holy Roller.” Said Oakland guard Gene Upshaw about the episode, “The play is in our playbook. It's called 'Win at Any Cost.'” Whatever you want to call the play, the NFL made it illegal to advance  ...
Howie Long, John Czarnecki, 2011
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Mencken : The American Iconoclast: The American Iconoclast
Mencken dispatched a long account of the Holy Roller performance to the Evening Sun. “Such is human existence among the fundamentalists, where children are brought up on Genesis and sin is unknown,” he concluded. “I have done my ...
Marion Elizabeth Rodgers, 2005
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Open the Book: A Teacher's Guide to Captivating the Most ...
Some might remark, “Boy, that teacher is a holy roller; he reads the Bible. He must be a Jesus freak, a fanatic!” A teacher's aide once asked me if I was a holy roller. I, in turn, asked this woman, “What is a holy roller?” She wanted to know if I  ...
Lucian T. Durso, 2008
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Vigilante newspapers: a tale of sex, religion, and murder in ...
The Holy Roller leader slumped to the ground, killed instantaneously. There were no witnesses, save Maud, who shouted at Mitchell, “He never did you any wrong. ” Several men nearby heard the shot and hurried to the scene, but Mitchell ...
Gerald J. Baldasty, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HOLY ROLLER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Holy Roller is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Raiders of the 70s would have been nightmares now.
As an extremely accurate quarterback with a knack for miraculous finishes (The Holy Roller Game, The Sea of Hands Game, The Ghost to the ... «Sports On Earth, Jul 15»
2
Snapp Shots: Raiders' Stabler deserves place in NFL Hall of Fame …
Some of the most famous plays in football history are Stabler touchdowns, including the Ghost to the Post, the Sea of Hands and the Holy Roller ... «San Jose Mercury News, Jul 15»
3
Side by side: If Namath's in Canton, why not Stabler?
Stabler was part of three unforgettable NFL plays: the “Sea of Hands,” “Ghost to the Post” and “Holy Roller.” And if not for the “Immaculate ... «Sacramento Bee, Jul 15»
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Ten Thoughts on the NFL: Chicago Bears and beyond - Windy City …
The Ghost To The Post, The Holy Roller and The Sea Of Hands are some of the greatest moments in the history of the NFL and all three have ... «Windy City Gridiron, Jul 15»
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Memorable plays during Raiders days puts Ken Stabler on doorstep …
A quarterback involved in 1970s Oakland Raiders plays so famous that they had names: "Sea of Hands," "Ghost to the Post" and "Holy Roller," ... «Newsday, Jul 15»
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Tribute: Stabler was rare breed
Some of his more memorable plays had catchy monikers such as “Sea of Hands,” “Ghost to the Post”and “Holy Roller.” Stabler, a Super Bowl XI ... «Examiner Enterprise, Jul 15»
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Stabler a one-of-a-kind QB from a memorable era
One more – remember the 'Holy Roller' play against San Diego? Stabler, about to be sacked on the game's final play, 'fumbled' and the ball ... «Shelby Star, Jul 15»
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Your daily 6: A ticker tape parade and our first look at 'Watchman'
... plays in Raiders history, ones so well known they merited their own monikers: “Ghost to the Post,” “Sea of Hands” and the “Holy Roller.”. «STLtoday.com, Jul 15»
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Stabler's Hall of Fame case is a strong one
He had the signature moments that also included his "Ghost to the Post" heave to Dave Casper and the "Holy Roller" against the San Diego ... «Santa Cruz Sentinel, Jul 15»
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Joe Medley: Stabler made plays that grew nicknames
He scrambled to the last and fumbled the “Holy Roller” forward to beat the San Diego Chargers in 1978, resulting in an NFL rule change. «Anniston Star, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Holy Roller [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/holy-roller>. Dec 2019 ».
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