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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Philemon a New Testament book containing an epistle from Saint Paul to Philemon asking Philemon to forgive the slave for escaping
    • n Philemon (New Testament) a Christian (probably living in Colossae) whose slave escaped and went to see Saint Paul
    • n Philemon (Greek mythology) a simple countryman who offered hospitality to Zeus and Hermes when they came to earth without revealing their identities in order to test people's piety
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In literature:

Philemon and Hebrews, and 1 and 3 John, are evidently also so written, though not so expressly inscribed.
"On the Old Road, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by John Ruskin
Cyllenius too, so fables tell, and Jove Came willing guests to poor Philemon's grove.
"The Violin" by George Hart
Here it is plaintively argued by Philemon, that the rewards of genius are very unequally distributed.
"The Book-Hunter" by John Hill Burton
Holland, Philemon, 86, 91-2, 98, 130, 135.
"Early Theories of Translation" by Flora Ross Amos
And who would say that the anger of Magas against Philemon was equal to that of Nicocreon against Anaxarchus?
"Plutarch's Morals" by Plutarch
Philemon bends above old Baucis at the High School gate, though hitherto they have been sycamores.
"Emmy Lou" by George Madden Martin
In the first act Jupiter comes to Philemon's hut, accompanied by Vulkan to seek refuge from a storm, which the god himself has caused.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
He sends salutations to the Colossians, and is named also in the nearly contemporaneous letter to Philemon.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
One evening, in times long ago, old Philemon and his old wife Baucis sat at their cottage door, enjoying the calm and beautiful sunset.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
Meanwhile the day wore on and Philemon failed to come at the appointed time.
"The Apologia and Florida of Apuleius of Madaura" by Lucius Apuleius
The lingering glow still lay full on the front of our old home, which now had "Philemon Physick, M. D." on the corner.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 109, November, 1866" by Various
He did not confide this to his twin brother Philemon: Philemon would have jeered.
"Harper's Young People, March 23, 1880" by Various
Let me defend Philemon; or at least account for his zeal.
"Bibliomania; or Book-Madness" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
Story of Baucis and Philemon.
"The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidus Naso in English blank verse Vols. I & II" by Ovid
Now, Philemon, how would you like to come along too?
"Harper's Young People, July 13, 1880" by Various
Philemon, Leukius, Kallinikus, Thyrsus, Apollonius.
"Byzantine Churches in Constantinople" by Alexander Van Millingen
Philemon's special bugbear had been a dark cellar, filled to overflowing with shadows.
"Harper's Young People, August 24, 1880" by Various
Mr. Henson is obliged to face the story of Onesimus, the runaway slave, whom Paul deliberately sent back to his master, Philemon.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
Written to Philemon from Rome, by Onesimus one of his household.
"A Translation of the New Testament from the original Greek" by T. Haweis
Philemon is now milking the cow in the meadow behind the house.
"Felicitas" by Felix Dahn

In poetry:

I saw how Zeus was lodged once more
By Baucis and Philemon;
The text said, 'Not alone of yore,
But every day, at every door
Knocks still the masking Demon.'
"Gold Egg: A Dream-Fantasy" by James Russell Lowell
To him Philemon: 'I'll not balk
Thy will with any shackle;
Wilt add a harden to thy walk?
There! take her without further talk:
You're both but fit to cackle!'
"Gold Egg: A Dream-Fantasy" by James Russell Lowell
Philemon found the rede was good,
And, turning on the poor hen,
He clapt his hands, and stamped, and shooed,
Hunting the exile tow'rd the wood,
To house with snipe and moorhen.
"Gold Egg: A Dream-Fantasy" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

Philemon, you work with us and are very dear to us.
Philemon 's observe golden anniversary.
The South African Football Association says Philemon Setshedi was convicted on match- fixing charges in a commercial crimes court on Friday.
The South African Football Association says Philemon Setshedi was convicted Friday on match- fixing charges in a commercial crimes court.
The South African Football Association says Philemon Setshedi was convicted on match-fixing charges in a commercial crimes court on Friday.
The South African Football Association says Philemon Setshedi was convicted on match -fixing charges in a commercial crimes court on Friday.
Colossians and Philemon (Two Horizons New Testament Commentary).
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