the Jews as being God's chosen people. Deuteronomy 14:2.
(usually initial capital letters) a name adopted by certain fundamentalist Christian sects, signifying their refusal to conform to any rule of conduct that is contrary to the letter or spirit of the Bible.
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How to use peculiar people in a sentence
He has dwelt in the tents of the Mormonites; has been one of the peculiar people.Mystic London: | Charles Maurice Davies
No judgment which came upon God's peculiar people ever made a complete end of the nation.The Prophet Ezekiel | Arno C. Gaebelein
Such a modification in the social at once sets the members of the crowd off as a "peculiar people."The Behavior of Crowds | Everett Dean Martin
It is not easy to say what becomes of all these pious bards, who are a marked and peculiar people while they remain in residence.Oxford | Andrew Lang
The main purpose of Israel being made God's peculiar people has failed up to the present hour.Quiet Talks with World Winners | S. D. Gordon
British Dictionary definitions for peculiar people
(sometimes capitals) a small sect of faith healers founded in London in 1838, having no ministers or external organization
the Jews considered as God's elect
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