- n. Plural form of shibboleth.
“These things are called shibboleths—badges of identity that signify us as "progressives" and entitle us to a sense of superiority.”
“While there’s a danger that those messages will sink in, they differ from the anti-McCain shibboleths in a crucial respect: They can’t help but give an opening for counter-messages.”
“And worse, with every year these 'shibboleths' got larger and fatter and more delusional.”
“shibboleths" to test all faith, and the one Church -- whatever it may be -- that they regard as "true.”
“Yes, European social democracy is in possibly terminal crisis as their wholesale capitulation to New Economy shibboleths renders them obsolete in the post-crash world.”
“This expansion of vision renders the narrowly defined shibboleths, "patriarchy" and "matriarchy," insufficient for their neglect of the bonds of both non-sexual and sexual same-sex attractions accounting for men flourishing in their own company so well without women, while explaining how it is that women who are gathered together persevere objectification and subjugation so enduringly without more marked and frequent dissent.”
“Not the way the Washington Post Associate Press spins it, complete with a commentary by Cornell Prof. Daniel Lichter that is completely at odds with the data, but supports left-wing shibboleths about 9/11 and the recent Arizona illegal immigrant law:”
“It clings with determination and desperation to all the old shibboleths of entrenched white privilege and superiority….”
“Instead Boehner offered Wall Streeters a shower of conservative shibboleths, stuck randomly like pieces of lint on a serge suit.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘shibboleths’.
All my favourite words that I come across!
On June 16, 2009, Philip B. Corbett, in his After Deadline column "Big, Fancy Words," shared a list of the words most frequently looked up by readers of NYTimes.com.
Looking for tweets for shibboleths.