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- n. One of the followers of Simon Magus.
- n. An adherent of certain heretical sects in the early Christian church.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the followers of Simon Magus; also, an adherent of certain heretical sects in the early Christian church.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Belonging or pertaining to Simon Magus or the Simonians: as, Simonian doctrines.
- n. One of a Gnostic sect named from Simon Magus: it held doctrines similar to those of the Cainites, etc.; hence, a term loosely applied to many of the early Gnostics.
"I take issue with throwing technology at kids," said Jill Simonian , a Los Angeles-based mom blogger, adding, "iPads aren't toys."
"We're trying to be transparent and get the information out there as quickly as we get it," said Bell Gardens City Manager Steve Simonian.
Now I tend to think the Paul Simon cover rather beautiful, in a grave way: slowing it right down and leaving out the busy African layers of music focus attention on what are pretty smart Simonian lyrics; and the Elbow cover's rather lovely too, although it piggybacks on the loveliness of the original song rather.
Spencer also adds a classic Simonian observation: Just because conditions are still less than perfect does not mean that they have not greatly improved.
He defends the benefits of economic growth and technology against radical Greens, and takes a proto-Simonian position on natural resource scarcity.
“I do have my own language but I do feel that if you are here, want a career and a good life, you should embrace English,” said Spanish-speaking immigrant and cafe manager Sam Simonian.
Saint – Simonian phrases, he now defends with solid arguments.
Simonian, ingenuous enough to believe in his own doctrine, charitably paired them off, designing, no doubt, to convert them into monks of his order.
His disciples, Prosper Enfantin (17961864) and Saint-Amand Bazard (17911832), not only systematized and expounded his thought but also, on the basis of his later book Le nouveau christianisme (1825), organized a Saint-Simonian sect on communist principles.
L'Atelier, published by Philippe Buchez (17961865) between Sept. 1840 and July 1850, advocated a form of Saint-Simonian socialism.