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Yet there was nothing Pharisaic about his speech or bearing.

The answer struck at the principle of the Pharisaic character.

Of course there could not be, in the nature of things, a Pharisaic Christology.

For the radicalism of the time was exclusively, we may say, pharisaic.

The moral rules of the Pharisaic Rabbis should also be included.

They carried the pharisaic demand for separateness to the extreme of asceticism.

It has meshes far finer than any that Pharisaic ingenuity could weave.

This Pharisaic panoply in which Tammany was clad, as in a coat of mail, was no small element of its strength.

The most unscrupulous government does not (p. 39) usually cover up its tyranny and aggressions by pharisaic mummeries.

He lived once in the heaven of reverence, faith, and love; he has gone from it into the hell of Pharisaic scorn and contempt.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from Church Latin pharisaicus, from Greek pharisaikos, from pharisaios (see Pharisee). Related: Pharisaical (1530s).

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