from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See people.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any people believing themselves to be chosen by God


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  • The Chinese, as far as we know them in the great cities, are omnivorous and omnifutuentes: they are the chosen people of debauchery, and their systematic bestiality with ducks, goats, and other animals is equalled only by their pederasty.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • (13-21), to fraternal charity in particular (i, 22-ii, 1), to love and desire of the true doctrine; thus they shall be living stones in the spiritual house of which Christ is the cornerstone, they shall be the royal priesthood and the chosen people of the Lord (2-10). (b)

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • Jewish hopes of a Messiah, and the descriptions of apocalyptic writers were blended; it was between the close of the present world-order and the commencement of the new that this sublime kingdom of the chosen people was to find its place.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • What we concentrated on was Naymeer, and his use of the flume to show his chosen people the other worlds of Halla, and how he planned on creating a superrace of achievers to control all that exists, at the expense of those who might have less to offer.

    Raven Rise

  • Palestine -- the "descender," if not "the river of God" in the book of Psalms, at least that of his chosen people throughout their history.

    Smith's Bible Dictionary


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