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In all large towns a few of this complexion may be found; and in Preston odd ones exist whose shibboleth is “Christian Brethren.”
And the Spaniard, as he uttered this emphatic shibboleth, gnashed his teeth with vexation.
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.
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.
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.
The matter of the oaths, they agreed, it was time enough to dispute about, whenever the shibboleth should be tendered.
Its words were the touchstone of wills, the shibboleth of souls.
JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIERW. SLOANE KENNEDY

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