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Word: pharisaical

Definition: pertaining to the Pharisees, who paid scrupulous attention to tradition; self-righteous; hypocritical


Sentences Containing 'pharisaical'

Pharisees are for example revealed to be extremely dangerous, continually plotting against Jesus even though he often forgave them; at one point, a Pharisaical plot to steal from the Romans is revealed, and at their trial Jesus, whose reputation for keen wisdom is known to the Romans by this time, is consulted.

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