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Definition of Philistine

  • A native or an inhabitant of ancient Philistia, a coast region of southern Palestine.
  • A bailiff.
  • A person deficient in liberal culture and refinement; one without appreciation of the nobler aspirations and sentiments of humanity; one whose scope is limited to selfish and material interests.
  • Of or pertaining to the Philistines.
  • Uncultured; commonplace.
  • a member of an Aegean people who settled ancient Philistia around the 12th century BC
  • a person who is uninterested in intellectual pursuits
  • of or relating to ancient Philistia or its culture or its people

How to use philistine in a sentence. Philistine pronunciation.

England is ever grey, Davy, but without thee it is grizzled-all one "Quaker drab," as says the Philistine.
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Perhaps his early sojourn on the low sandhills of the Philistine shore, as he watched the tideless Mediterranean, rolling and breaking for ever upon the same beach, had taught him to say with the old prophet as he thought of the wicked and still half idolatrous cities of the Philistine shore, "Fear ye not?
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Watson talked all the time of things he did not care about, and while he looked upon Watson as a Philistine he could not help admiring him.
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In Paris he had come by the opinion that marriage was a ridiculous institution of the philistines.
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I am a stranger in a strange city and I am buffeted by the philistines.
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It was a great thing for Lawson, who was extravagant and earned little money: he had arrived at that stage of the portrait-painter's career when he was noticed a good deal by the critics and found a number of aristocratic ladies who were willing to allow him to paint them for nothing (it advertised them both, and gave the great ladies quite an air of patronesses of the arts); but he very seldom got hold of the solid philistine who was ready to pay good money for a portrait of his wife.
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I enumerated the kingdoms of Damascus and Idumea, of Jerusalem and Samaria, the warlike states of the Philistines, and the commercial republics of Phoenicia.
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Upon thee the Philistines are.
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And Jonathan too had honour in his heart, Jonathan who with an armour-bearer went Alone by Michmash to the Philistines, And met a spray of swords because of courage That made him single greater than a host.
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Jonathan watched him take the armour off Given by Saul, and choose the bright smooth pebbles, And walk out from the Israelitish throng Into the field against the Philistine giant.
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Was then the Philistine mere black?
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How should he say, I, Jonathan of Israel Am good, and you the Philistine are cursed, Since in that face was something that had been Learnt from the buds and corn and frozen hills That he himself had known for seals of God?
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He has taught me the ways Of Philistine cruelty.
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And there he paused, the sling in his right hand, His left hand fingering the pouch of pebbles, While Israel fearing murmured, and the hosts Of Philistine derision rocked the noon.
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God had spoken to me, David, that the Philistine Was evil, evil, that was all God said, And bade me strike as a man by God assured.
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This morning when I smote the Philistine, I was God's purpose, that I must believe.
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The first heathen temple mentioned in Scripture is that of Dagon, the god of the Philistines.
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That he was called to verify the truth of the promise given to Judah, "Thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies," was first seen in his victory over Goliath the Philistine, fore-champion of the world's power.
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He will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine," and the Philistines had fled, seeing that their champion was dead (1 Sam. xvii.
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When the ark of the covenant was carried away by the Philistines, this was considered as an express declaration of God, that He would no longer dwell in Shiloh.
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Examples of Philistine

Example #1
But it is a comely and a good land, and here we wait for thee.
Example #2
But do thee keep enough of thy inheritance to bring thee safe home again to those who love thee.
Example #3
Hilarion seems, from his story, to have had a special craving for the sea.
Example #4
For these old hermits, though they neither talked nor wrote concerning scenery, nor painted pictures of it as we do now, had many of them a clear and intense instinct of the beauty and the meaning of outward Nature; as Antony surely had when he said that the world around was his book, wherein he read the mysteries of God.
Example #5
He put on a coat and a pair of trousers and went down.
Example #6
He was angry because Watson obviously set no store on his culture, and with his way of taking himself at the estimate at which he saw others held him he began to despise the acquirements which till then had seemed to him not unimportant.