One who, having lost sight of their goal(s), doubles their efforts.

Someone who believes in and understands that truth, being an absolute, requires absolute idealist action to be realized. Sometimes that action might seem excessive. That moderation is fear or at best indecision.

A song by The Molly Bloom from the CD "TEMPORAREALITY". Lyrics by Matthew Geraci. Note: I am personally acquainted with the author of this song, and I have obtained his permission to post the lyrics here. (Time permitting, I will add analysis as well at a later date.)

throw your attention over here
turn your head back now tell me I'm dreamy
speak to me loudly don't say the nice words
I'll understand
I'm your biggest fan
I'll turn on at your command
seasons may change
you'll never age
sing to me my friend
turn your head back with a one-handed clap
you're my biggest fan

Fa*nat"ic (?), a. [L. fanaticus inspired by divinity, enthusiastic, frantic, fr. fanum fane: cf. F. fanatique. See Fane.]

Pertaining to, or indicating, fanaticism; extravagant in opinions; ultra; unreasonable; excessively enthusiastic, especially on religious subjects; as, fanatic zeal; fanatic notions.

But Faith, fanatic Faith, once wedded fast To some dear falsehood, hugs it to the last. T. Moore.

 

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Fa*nat"ic, n.

A person affected by excessive enthusiasm, particularly on religious subjects; one who indulges wild and extravagant notions of religion.

There is a new word, coined within few months, called fanatics, which, by the close stickling thereof, seemeth well cut out and proportioned to signify what is meant thereby, even the sectaries of our age. Fuller (1660).

Fanatics are governed rather by imagination than by judgment. Stowe.

 

© Webster 1913.

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