Definitions

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  • adjective Lacking in appreciation for art or culture
  • noun Alternative capitalization of Philistine

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Examples

  • I should prefer to take a higher point of view, and apply the term philistine to people who are always seriously occupied with realities which are no realities; but as such a definition would be a transcendental one, and therefore not generally intelligible, it would hardly be in place in the present treatise, which aims at being popular.

    The Wisdom of Life

  • Palestine itself did exist; it is the name granted to Israel by the Roman Empire after it quelled the Bar Kochba revolt in 135 CE; it was originally an insult to ancient jews living there as Palestine was from the greek/latin for of the term philistine to describe a mortal enemy of the jews; one who was constantly invading Israel in its early history, before its eventual eradication as a people.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • I may remark, however, that a man who has no mental needs, because his intellect is of the narrow and normal amount, is, in the strict sense of the word, what is called a philistine — an expression at first peculiar to the

    The Wisdom of Life

  • The peculiar characteristic of the philistine is a dull, dry kind of gravity, akin to that of animals.

    The Wisdom of Life

  • If the objection of the philistine were the same as the proletarian's, that art is a luxury, a waste of the energies of the community, which might better be employed in feeding the hungry and saving sinners, it would be more worthy of a hearing; and so he often represents it.

    The Principles of Aesthetics

  • Artists, of course, are thrust unwillingly into the front line of today's cultural battle, prime targets for the kind of philistine paranoia that characterized the shameful McCarthy era.

    Peter Clothier: Censorship: Coast to Coast

  • Artists, of course, are thrust unwillingly into the front line of today's cultural battle, prime targets for the kind of philistine paranoia that characterized the shameful McCarthy era.

    Peter Clothier: Censorship: Coast to Coast

  • Artists, of course, are thrust unwillingly into the front line of today's cultural battle, prime targets for the kind of philistine paranoia that characterized the shameful McCarthy era.

    Peter Clothier: Censorship: Coast to Coast

  • Artists, of course, are thrust unwillingly into the front line of today's cultural battle, prime targets for the kind of philistine paranoia that characterized the shameful McCarthy era.

    Peter Clothier: Censorship: Coast to Coast

  • Artists, of course, are thrust unwillingly into the front line of today's cultural battle, prime targets for the kind of philistine paranoia that characterized the shameful McCarthy era.

    Peter Clothier: Censorship: Coast to Coast

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