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[nik-uh-dee-muh s] /ˌnɪk əˈdi məs/
a Pharisee and member of the Sanhedrin who became a secret follower of Jesus. John 3:1–21; 7:50–52; 19:39. Unabridged
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  • Nicodemus said he had spoken truly, and the crowd followed Nicodemus and Joseph a little way.

    The Brook Kerith George Moore
  • Bandy-legs shot back at him; "it's all about Nicodemus again."

    Chums of the Camp Fire Lawrence J. Leslie
  • Nicodemus carried an empty platter to Myleia in the kitchen, showing it to her with immense pride.

    Nicanor - Teller of Tales C. Bryson Taylor
  • And she's even got to callin' my little Nicodemus bad names.

    Chums of the Camp Fire Lawrence J. Leslie
  • Nicodemus did not know what this meant, and he said, "How can a man be born again after he is grown up?"

  • Joseph and Nicodemus probably knew the truth but kept silence.

    Samuel Butler: A Sketch Henry Festing Jones
  • Nicodemus was expecting, in some way or other, to see the kingdom of God.

    The Gospel of St. John Frederick Denison Maurice
  • Nicodemus appears to have been puzzled; he asked how such a rejuvenation was possible.

    Jesus the Christ James Edward Talmage
  • Nicodemus was given this lonely and ghostly den as a bedchamber.

    A Tramp Abroad, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • Canst tell me, friend, where might be the wine-shop of one Nicodemus?

    Nicanor - Teller of Tales C. Bryson Taylor
British Dictionary definitions for Nicodemus


(New Testament) a Pharisee and a member of the Sanhedrin, who supported Jesus against the other Pharisees (John 8:50–52)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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