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 Philis’tines (3 syl.).Phillis. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Philis’tinism.
 
A cynical indifference and supercilious sneering at religion. The allusion is to the Philistines of Palestine.   1
 


 Philis’tines (3 syl.).Phillis. 

 
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