Examples from the Web for philadelphia
“After the withdraw, they realized that firefighter Craig-Lewis was missing,” said Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer.
In an interview with The Philadelphia Inquirer, her boyfriend, Jason Anderson, said Craig-Lewis was “all consumed” by her job.
Craig-Lewis was an 11-year veteran of the Philadelphia Fire Department, a position she had aspired to since grade school.
Bill Cosby was born July 12, 1937, in Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love.
“I spent a lifetime looking for a father,” he told The Philadelphia Inquirer in 1986.
Even the city of Philadelphia is not exempt from this moral pestilence.American Slave Trade|Jesse Torrey
The etchings were also shown in decorated rooms in Boston and Philadelphia.The Life of James McNeill Whistler|Elizabeth Robins Pennell
In that year 750,000 bushels were dispatched for Philadelphia.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
Citron-melons are brought to Philadelphia market in the month of August.Miss Leslie's Lady's New Receipt-Book|Eliza Leslie
Houses were burned in Philadelphia because the contractors erecting them refused to grant the wages that were demanded.The Armies of Labor|Samuel P. Orth
British Dictionary definitions for philadelphia
Word Origin and History for philadelphia
city in Pennsylvania, U.S., from Greek, taken by William Penn to mean "brotherly love," from philos "loving" (see -phile) + adelphos "brother" (see Adelphia). Also the name recalls that of the ancient city in Lydia, mentioned in the New Testament, which was so called in honor of Attalos II Philadelphos, 2c B.C.E. king of Pergamon, who founded it. His title is said to have meant "loving the brethren." Philadelphia lawyer "clever, shrewd attorney" attested from 1788 in London, said originally to have been applied to Andrew Hamilton, who obtained the famous acquittal of J.P. Zenger on libel charges in 1735.
[C]ricket and coaching were after all popular in their day in places besides Philadelphia. It was merely that Philadelphia kept on with them longer than most places. This is a perennial Philadelphia trick, and gives to Philadelphia a sort of perpetual feeling of loss. Philadelphians are always just now getting rid of things that are picturesque, like those gas lamps on the streets, only because everybody else got rid of them long ago. [Nathaniel Burt, "The Perennial Philadelphians," 1963]
Culture definitions for philadelphia
Largest city in Pennsylvania.