What does the word pharisee mean?

Usage examples for pharisee

  1. I can scarcely imagine Nicodemus walking down the street in Jerusalem, arm in arm with another Pharisee- member of the Sanhedrin and saying to him quietly, but earnestly: " Have you had a talk with this young man Jesus?" – Quiet Talks on Power by S.D. Gordon
  2. On the opposite wall is another large refectory composition, 1193, The Supper in the House of Simon the Pharisee. – The Story of Paris by Thomas Okey
  3. To be sure, when she came to be aware of what she was thinking, Lucy felt guilty, and called herself a Pharisee, and said a prayer in her heart for the man who had upset all her cherished ideas of her family and home; but, after all, that was an after- thought, and did not alter her instinctive sense of repulsion and indignation. – The Perpetual Curate by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
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