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
It proclaimed the German nation to be the model nation, and the German petty Philistine to be the typical man.
While this "True" Socialism thus served the governments as a weapon for fighting the German bourgeoisie, it, at the same time, directly represented a reactionary interest, the interest of the German Philistines.
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.
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.
Barnett, writing in The Cambridge Ancient History, scholars "see in the challenge to single combat between David and the Philistine champion Goliath a typically European, Hellenic idea" ("The Sea Peoples," p.
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.
After his initial objection, Saul sends young David to face the Philistine Goliath.
The exceptionally high number of pig bones found in the lowlands, at what were urban Philistine sites like Ashkelon and Ekron, has given rise to the theory that the Philistines, sea people who migrated here from the Aegean basin, brought their culinary and husbandry habits with them.
WATCHING The Mark Morris Dance Group perform at Wales Millennium Centre, I feel like a proper philistine because while this show has been widely feted so far in its run, I sat there thinking it was all strangely bloodless.