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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Philadelphian A native or an inhabitant of Philadelphia.
    • a Philadelphian Of or pertaining to Ptolemy Philadelphus, or to one of the cities named Philadelphia, esp. the modern city in Pennsylvania.
    • Philadelphian (Eccl. Hist) One of a society of mystics of the seventeenth century, -- called also the Family of Love.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • philadelphian Of or pertaining to Philadelphia, the chief city of Pennsylvania, situated on the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers.
    • n philadelphian A native or an inhabitant of the city of Philadelphia.
    • philadelphian Pertaining to Ptolemy Philadelphus, king of Egypt, 283-247 b. c., a patron of literature, science, and art.
    • n philadelphian One of a short-lived mystical denomination founded in England in the end of the seventeenth century.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Philadelphian fil-a-del′fi-an one of a mystic sect emphasising 'brotherly love,' founded in London in 1652 under the influence of Boehme.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. filadelfia brotherly love, from fila`delfos brotherly; fi`los loved, loving, friendly + 'adelfo`s brother
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. philein, to love, adelphos, a brother.


In literature:

The following remedies are recommended by a famous Philadelphian doctor.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
The exhibit of carpet-weaving is far inferior to the Philadelphian.
"Lippincott's Magazine, December 1878" by Various
At this place met some travelers, among them some Philadelphians.
"Narrative of Richard Lee Mason in the Pioneer West, 1819" by Richard Lee Mason
The Lives of Eminent Philadelphians, Now Deceased.
"Representative Plays by American Dramatists" by Various
The Philadelphians unanimously approved what Boston had done.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, v. 13" by Various
The Philadelphians, hoping to conciliate him, received him cordially, and with a public entertainment.
"Benjamin Franklin, A Picture of the Struggles of Our Infant Nation One Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
The Philadelphians have a great blow out.
"The Humors of Falconbridge" by Jonathan F. Kelley
Whiteside was a Philadelphian whose bankruptcy in London had swallowed up some of Paine's means.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
Whiteside was a Philadelphian whose bankruptcy in London had swallowed up some of Paine's means.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Volume III. 1791-1804" by Thomas Paine
A Quaker in the streets is not to be distinguished from other Philadelphians.
"With the World's Great Travellers, Volume 1" by Various
The Philadelphians again visited Great Britain in 1908, when they won 7 out of 14 matches, one being drawn.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
You see, we are as frank out here about our conditions as you Philadelphians are.
"The Reclaimers" by Margaret Hill McCarter
He was a Philadelphian by birth and a nobler, truer heart never beat!
"Lily Pearl and The Mistress of Rosedale" by Ida Glenwood
Professional Philadelphians, such as policemen, firemen, postmen, street car men, can't do it.
"Turns about Town" by Robert Cortes Holliday
I write to claim you as a Philadelphian, and shall think myself honored in your donation.
"Noble Deeds of American Women"
Was presented to Mr. West, a Philadelphian, a most masterly hand in historic painting.
"The Loyalists of Massachusetts" by James H. Stark
PHILADELPHIANS, saved from being Welchmen, 68.
"Dealings With The Dead" by A Sexton of the Old School
Now the heart of your real Philadelphian begins to beat staccato.
"The Personality of American Cities" by Edward Hungerford
A wealthy young Philadelphian named Ogle had become engaged to a Johnstown lady, Miss Carrie Diehl.
"History of the Johnstown Flood" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
Mr. Wells was probably a Philadelphian.
"History of the Early Settlement of the Juniata Valley" by U. J. (Uriah James) Jones

In news:

THAN 190,000 Philadelphians travel to the suburbs to work because the city's four major work hubs aren't big enough, according to a report released Thursday by the Center City District .
Tavis Smiley and Cornel West spent three hours talking with Philadelphians about education, "decarceration," jobs and housing at a Baptist Church in North Philadelphia Friday.
The Philadelphian By Richard Powell.
Self-hating Philadelphians love to complain about the city and its services.
Rocky is not the only Philadelphian hustling around in sweatpants .
Long-simmering tension between the two Philadelphians on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
The Fabulous Philadelphians in Europe--Operas at OCP--All About Alan Abel -Photography Show at PMA.
After all, Philadelphians have plenty to thank the French for — from the design of City Hall to the Champs-Élysées-inspired Ben Franklin Parkway.
Todd Carmichael could just as easily make our list of Best Philadelphians who are hardly ever in Philadelphia.
Rossen Milanov is music director of Symphony in C. In recent times, Philadelphians have been made well aware of the fiscal challenges of sustaining a symphony orchestra.
That was the thinking behind Hidden City's festival of 2009, which drew Philadelphians into Girard College, the German Society, Disston Saw Works, and other historic structures they might never have entered otherwise.
So far this year, 174 Philadelphians have been killed by a firearm.
"So I said to my date, 'If this goes any further, you need to know my HIV status,'" says Thomas Hardy, a 47-year-old Philadelphian diagnosed with HIV 19 years ago.
High-quality homes for low-income Philadelphians.
Some Philadelphians' minds still aren't made up .

In science:

Consider a Philadelphian who needs to go to New York City for a business meeting with his employer and is invited to give a lecture at a conference in Washington, D.C., with his travel expenses reimbursed by the conference.
On the Semantics of Purpose Requirements in Privacy Policies