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Nicodemus

[nik-uh-dee-muh s] /ˌnɪk əˈdi məs/
noun
1.
a Pharisee and member of the Sanhedrin who became a secret follower of Jesus. John 3:1–21; 7:50–52; 19:39.
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  • Joseph and Nicodemus probably knew the truth but kept silence.

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  • Nicodemus came to them for his salt, then wandered off again.

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  • Nicodemus appears to have been puzzled; he asked how such a rejuvenation was possible.

    Jesus the Christ James Edward Talmage
  • Nicodemus brought a large quantity of myrrh and aloes, about a hundredweight.

    Jesus the Christ James Edward Talmage
  • Canst tell me, friend, where might be the wine-shop of one Nicodemus?

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  • "He bade me go to this Nicodemus, and I dare not do otherwise," she said distressfully.

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  • "Never fear it, jewel of my heart," Nicodemus said tenderly.

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  • Nicanor and Nicodemus stood in the forefront of it and watched.

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  • How did you come to hitch your wagon to little Nicodemus there?

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  • If that is the tomb of Nicodemus, that seems to settle the question.

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British Dictionary definitions for Nicodemus

Nicodemus

/ˌnɪkəˈdiːməs/
noun
1.
(New Testament) a Pharisee and a member of the Sanhedrin, who supported Jesus against the other Pharisees (John 8:50–52)
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