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synonyms for shibboleth

  • catchword
  • custom
  • password
  • phrase
  • practice
  • saying
  • truism
  • watchword
  • party cry
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We often hear the old shibboleth that “we’re fighting them abroad, so we won’t have to fight them at home.”
WE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT WE'RE FIGHTING FOR ANYMOREKARL MARLANTESAUGUST 26, 2021TIME
In all large towns a few of this complexion may be found; and in Preston odd ones exist whose shibboleth is “Christian Brethren.”
OUR CHURCHES AND CHAPELSATTICUS
And the Spaniard, as he uttered this emphatic shibboleth, gnashed his teeth with vexation.
THE TIGER HUNTERMAYNE REID
Why is a gentleman of property to be kept out in the cold by some O'Mullins because he will not mutter an unmeaning shibboleth?
THE PRIME MINISTERANTHONY TROLLOPE
And the physical Hakim could by no test or shibboleth be prevented from silently introducing the spiritual Hakim.
THE POSTHUMOUS WORKS OF THOMAS DE QUINCEY, VOL. 1 (2 VOLS)THOMAS DE QUINCEY
She had none of the shibboleth spirit that leads certain people to die or slay for a pronunciation.
THE CUP OF FURYRUPERT HUGHES
This law, expressed by Goethe, is the controlling shibboleth in all Haeckel's philosophy.
LITTLE JOURNEYS TO THE HOMES OF THE GREAT - VOLUME 12ELBERT HUBBARD
But the mal-pronunciation of the shibboleth strikes deep centers of racial feeling and makes action spring faster than thought.
THE CUP OF FURYRUPERT HUGHES
In pamphlets lawyers will meet with their chicanery, physicians with their cant, divines with their Shibboleth.
CURIOSITIES OF LITERATURE, VOL. 1 (OF 3)ISAAC D'ISRAELI
The matter of the oaths, they agreed, it was time enough to dispute about, whenever the shibboleth should be tendered.
THE HEART OF MID-LOTHIAN, VOLUME 2, ILLUSTRATEDSIR WALTER SCOTT
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WORDS RELATED TO SHIBBOLETH

  • adage
  • aphorism
  • apophthegm
  • axiom
  • catchphrase
  • catchword
  • dictum
  • epithet
  • gnome
  • gnomic saying
  • handle
  • maxim
  • motto
  • nickname
  • precept
  • proverb
  • saw
  • shibboleth
  • slogan
  • standing joke
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