Philistine


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Philistine

a member of the non-Semitic people who inhabited ancient Philistia
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for verily the Philistines have either still hold upon the basket, or the Lord hath softened their hearts to place therein a beast of good weight
slowly and with upturned eyes ejaculated the trio, as, letting go their hold, the emancipated porker tumbled headlong among the Philistines, "El Emanu
When Epstein, the agent, wrote to say that the allegory had been purchased by a Glasgow plutocrat of the name of Bates for one hundred and sixty guineas, Sellers' views on Philistines and their crass materialism and lack of taste underwent a marked modification.
Bunny, you Philistine, why can't you admire the thing for its own sake?
Without removing the safeguards form his ears, the master of song complied, and together they pursued their way toward what David was sometimes wont to call the "tents of the Philistines.
In fact, placed before the strict and piercing truth, this whole story will fare like that fish, flesh, and fowl idol of the Philistines, Dagon by name; who being planted before the ark of Israel, his horse's head and both the palms of his hands fell off from him, and only the stump or fishy part of him remained.
de Treville felt himself something like Samson before the Philistines.
Where now are the Philistines, who so often held the children of Israel in bondage?
Macaulay was the most brilliant of those whom the Germans have named Philistines, the people for whom life consists of material things; specifically he was the representative of the great body of middle-class early-Victorian liberals, enthusiastically convinced that in the triumphs of the Liberal party, of democracy, and of mechanical invention, the millennium was being rapidly realized.
Yet suppose that this change had come to pass, and that all of us were public-spirited citizens; in spite of our comfortable lives among trivialities, should we not be in a fair way to become the most wearied, wearisome, and unfortunate race of philistines under the sun?
I looked, I thought, like Saul, who complained not only that the Philistines were upon him, but that God had forsaken him; for I did not now take due ways to compose my mind, by crying to God in my distress, and resting upon His providence, as I had done before, for my defence and deliverance; which, if I had done, I had at least been more cheerfully supported under this new surprise, and perhaps carried through it with more resolution.
Gath expanded and prospered through IrI (twelfth-eleventh centuries) with each stage of Philistine pottery represented in predominantly domestic occupation: Philistine 1 (= Myc IIIC: 1 or Philistine Monochrome), Philistine 2 (Bichrome of mid-IrI), and Philistine 3 (late monochrome with debased forms and decoration of late IrI) (pp.