Usage examples for converts

  1. How injudicious are those who defend their absent friends, when accused of having disagreeable manners, by saying, as I have often heard persons say-" I assure you that he or she can be very agreeable with those he or she likes:" an assertion which, by implying that the person accused did not like those who complained of the bad manner, converts them from simple disapprovers into something approaching to enemies. – The Idler in France by Marguerite Gardiner
  2. He was quite aware of Mary Richards's " falling off," and attributed it, as well as that equally evident in Fanny, to jealousy- woman's jealousy, and drew thence a species of gratification that almost atoned for their secession; the more so perhaps as the all- important business of the will rendered it absolutely necessary that, cost what converts it might, he should bestow his love- making wholly and solely upon his lady. – The Vicar of Wrexhill by Mrs [Frances] Trollope
  3. It is said, and no doubt truly, that there would be many converts to Christianity in Morocco among the lowest class, if it were not for the persecution of the Government, and the strong anti- Christian feeling which exists amongst those in authority. – In the Tail of the Peacock by Isabel Savory