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 Hyp’ocrite (3 syl.).Hyposta’tic Union. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hyp’ocrites’ Isle,
 
called by Rabelais Chaneph, which is the Hebrew for “hypocrisy.” Rabelais says it is wholly inhabited by sham saints, spiritual comedians, bead-tumblers, mumblers of avemari’as, and such like sorry rogues, who lived on the alms of passengers, like the hermit of Lormont. (Pantagruel, iv. 63.)   1
 


 Hyp’ocrite (3 syl.).Hyposta’tic Union. 

 
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