Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "pharisaism":

  1. This is strong language, but not too strong considering the author's abhorrence of exclusiveness, separation, Pharisaism, and his identification of this with official religion. - "Recollections and Impressions 1822-1890", Octavius Brooks Frothingham.
  2. If selfishness, pride, Pharisaism, were all its outcome? - "Hypatia or, New Foes with an Old Face", Charles Kingsley.
  3. In all the new- fangled comprehensive plans which I see, this is all left out: and the consequence is, that your great Mechanics' Institutes end in intellectual priggism, and your Christian Young Men's Societies in religious Pharisaism. - "Tom Brown's School Days", Thomas Hughes.