Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See shibboleth.

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Examples

  • Whoever pronounced it "sibboleth" was killed on the spot.

    Jeff Dorchen: Shibbolethism

  • Pronouncing it "sibboleth" led to detection and death.

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  • The Ephraimites, for some unexplained reason, can't pronounce the sh in shibboleth and say "sibboleth" instead.

    Slate Magazine

  • They said "sibboleth," as the word was pronounced by the tribes on the west, and thus they were detected (Judg.

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • But what I wonder most is whether this approach would be called "inerrancy" if that term were not a sibboleth sorry, I have trouble pronouncing that word in certain circles.

    The Inerrancy of Ecclesiastes 9:2-6

  • I think it is to create a sibboleth sorry, I have trouble pronouncing that word that will allow seminaries and theological schools to continue to be funded by conservative congregations and individuals, rather than educating them, since education inevitably involves having our assumptions challenged.

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  • To tell you the truth of it, quoth he, never were the Ephraimites in a greater fear and quandary when the Gileadites killed and drowned them for saying sibboleth instead of shibboleth; and among friends, let me tell you that perhaps there is not a man in the whole country of

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • Jordan by which the fleeing Ephraimites were obliged to return homeward, and when the fugitives appeared, each one was asked to pronounce the word "shibboleth" (an ear of corn), and if according to the Ephraimitic dialect it was pronounced "sibboleth" the man was immediately put to death.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • To tell you the truth of it, quoth he, never were the Ephraimites in a greater fear and quandary when the Gileadites killed and drowned them for saying sibboleth instead of shibboleth; and among friends, let me tell you that perhaps there is not a man in the whole country of Beauce but might easily have stopped my bunghole with a cartload of hay.

    Gargantua and Pantagruel, Illustrated, Book 5

  • I think it is to create a sibboleth (sorry, I have trouble pronouncing that word) that will allow seminaries and theological schools to continue to be funded by conservative congregations and individuals, rather than educating them, since education inevitably involves having our assumptions challenged.

    Triablogue

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