Origin of philistine
OTHER WORDS FROM philistinephil·is·tin·ism [fil-uh-stee-niz-uhm, -stahy-, fi-lis-tuh-niz-uhm, -tee-], /ˈfɪl ə stiˌnɪz əm, -staɪ-, fɪˈlɪs təˌnɪz əm, -ti-/, noun
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How to use philistine in a sentence
I’d guess that, as with so many other posts, an arts czar’s job would have gone unfilled in the current philistine administration.The culture is ailing. It’s time for a Dr. Fauci for the arts.|Peter Marks|December 2, 2020|Washington Post
We are encouraged to “meet the artisan,” which may have you philistine-ishly reaching for the Doritos.
Lest you think GWS is a snooty Philistine, I'll share that I'm a great lover of old English villages and towns.
Before forty there is yet a chance that the budding ninny may desert, and degenerate into a prig, a Philistine, or a physician.
They are a Philistine remodelling of the Biblical drama, in the same style as his historical pictures.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 1 (of 4)|Richard Muther
He may have been a Philistine, as Mr. Symonds calls him, but he was surely a Philistine of genius.The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1|William Painter
To console themselves for their failure they have invented the word Philistine, which expresses their contempt for the public.The conquest of Rome|Matilde Serao
The pressure of Philistine conquest at last forced the Israelites with a common voice to "demand a king."Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations|Archibald Sayce