Laodicean


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Laodicean

inhabitant of ancient Greek city, Laodicea; people noted for indifferent attitude toward religion. [Gk. Hist.: NCE, 1529]
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The novel, "begins very promisingly with a heroine (the Laodicean of the title ) who hesitates between the new industrial world represented by her wealthy and successful father who has left her a fortune, and the old traditional values of the new impoverished aristocracy epitomized by the ancient castle in which she lives" (Mahon, 1976).
Trained by Bailey's wife Caroline, The Laodicean has put himself in the shop window with his consistency, but his owner has been unable to find a buyer.
At Market Rasen, Alan King's The Laodicean (3.40) is worth another chance.
Over the jumps at Market Rasen, The Laodicean (3.40) - trained by Alan King - is worth another chance after a close fourth on his handicap debut at Warwick last time.
Now consider the words tossed at the bee's 2009 finalists, all 12- and 13-year-olds: Laodicean, Maecenas, menhir, apodyterium, herniorrhaphy.
In 2009, the winner was a 13-year-old Indian American, Kavya Shivshankar, who won the Bee after she correctly spelled "laodicean."
Historian Allan Nevins observed: "only a fervent crusade for the Union could have succeeded and the whole Bell-Everett enterprise was too balanced, Laodicean [lukewarm] and timid." The platform of "the Constitution, the Union and the Laws" offered no solution to the problems at hand.
(42) As Thomas Hardy describes it, gambling is 'one testimony among many of the powerlessness of logic when confronted with imagination': A Laodicean: A Story of To-Day (first published 1881, 1896 ed) 324.
Wray's Cash-Box, Henry Esmond, Bleak House, Little Dorrit, "Cousin Phillis," Silas Marner, "Brother Jacob," "The Lifted Veil," The Well-Beloved, A Laodicean, and Two on a Tower, among other works.
and gives the Kaiser reason to thank heaven that he was born in the comparative freedom and Laodicean tolerance of Kingship, and not in the Calvinistic bigotry and pedantry of Marxism.
It is worth pondering that Christ is more likely to be found outside than inside the wealthy, smugly self-sufficient Laodicean church (Rev.