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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Phariseeism See Pharisaism.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Phariseeism the practice and opinions of the Pharisees: strict observance of outward forms in religion without the spirit of it: hypocrisy
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Late L. pharisæus—Gr. pharisaios—Heb. pārūsh, separated from, parash, to separate.


In literature:

The Pharisees likewise do as much as that!
"Etheldreda the Ready" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Oh, what a Pharisee I am!
"The Heart of Una Sackville" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
An evidence of that superstitious trifling, for which the Pharisees and the later Rabbins have been so justly reprobated.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
If you were a Goethe, more than one Pharisee will proclaim you the most selfish of egotists.
"Architects of Fate" by Orison Swett Marden
I mean to wage unabated war against all these forces that are trying to stifle your laughter into the pious smirk of the pharisee.
"The Tyranny of Weakness" by Charles Neville Buck
You have only weary rituals, and stuccoed churches, where the 'Pharisees for a pretence make long prayers!
"Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida" by Ouida
Christ in the House of the Pharisee.
"The Venetian Painters of the Renaissance" by Bernhard Berenson
When the Chief Priests and Pharisees sought to lay hands on Jesus, they feared the multitude because they took him for a prophet.
"Gathering Jewels" by James Knowles and Matilda Darroch Knowles
Ye Scribes, Pharisees, and hypocrites!
"Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence" by Various
The subject is the Pharisee and the Publican.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Abbey Church of Tewkesbury" by H. J. L. J. Massé
The Pharisees had been lifted by the national catastrophe into the leading position.
"The Menorah Journal, Volume 1, 1915" by Various
You may know the Pharisee by his intimate knowledge of the sins he has never committed.
"Adam Johnstone's Son" by F. Marion Crawford
Pharisees and scribes were one in all essentials of profession, and rabbinism was specifically their doctrine.
"Jesus the Christ" by James Edward Talmage
The Pharisees and Doctors of the Law also stood and listened to Him, and among them was one whose heart turned toward Jesus.
"Child's Story of the Bible" by Mary A. Lathbury
Whereon the professor, in return, called him a regular Pharisee; and probably he was quite right too.
"The Water-Babies" by Charles Kingsley
The Pharisees believed in the immortality of the soul, the resurrection of the dead, and in a future state of rewards and punishments.
"A Week of Instruction and Amusement," by Mrs. Harley
The Pharisees were at times favorable to them; many Pharisees had even become Christians.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 03" by Various
For precepts may be so easily evaded, that every one in the Mosaic code was violated by the Pharisees.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
The Pharisees had gradually elevated themselves into an ecclesiastical hierarchy who were the custodians of the law and religion.
"The Higher Powers of Mind and Spirit" by Ralph Waldo Trine
I can say no more but what Christ said to the Pharisees.
"Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies)" by John Howie

In poetry:

I know not if I play the Pharisee,
And if my brother after all be right;
But mine shall be the warrior's plea to thee--
Strength for the fight.
"The Warrior's Prayer" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
But whether the man was a poacher too
Or a Pharisee' so bold—
I reckon there's more things told than are true.
And more things true than are told!
"The Ballad of Minepit Shaw" by Rudyard Kipling
With empty arms aloft it stood:
Ah, Scribe and Pharisee, ye builded well!
The cross emblotted with His blood
Mounts, highest Hope of men, against earth's hell!
"The Empty Cross" by Cale Young Rice
The priestly robe, the saintly Pharisee,
The publican, the sinner, all were there,
The doubting, sneering, questioning Sadducee,
Just risen from his seat, the scorner's chair.
"What Went Ye Out For To See?" by Nora Pembroke
We need not pray over the Pharisee's prayer,
Nor claim that our wisdom is Benjamin's share;
Truth to us and to others is equal and one
Shall we bottle the free air, or hoard up the sun?
"The Quaker Alumni" by John Greenleaf Whittier
The man of curling lip and brow of scorn,
The worshiper of reason and of self,
The atheist, wanton, and the giddy maid,
The faith-betrayer and the love-betrayed;
Self-righteous pharisees, who would adorn
Or hide with pious garb their love of pelf.
"Across The Sea - III - Manhood" by Thomas Chard

In news:

the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
The assumption is that every one of the Pharisees would have responded to the loss and finding of one sheep just as Jesus suggested.
We will never be as righteous and as holy as the scribes and Pharisees.
In Luke's gospel, Jesus draws a comparison between two men, a Pharisee and a tax collector, who both went to the temple to pray.
Are You Dating a Pharisee.
' … Jesus' audience, however, is composed of Pharisees who know the Scriptures well.
The writer of the letter "Die is cast -- for a while" made a critical remark: "The pietists and the Pharisees won.