Origin of Samaritan
Examples from the Web for samaritan
The Samaritan guidelines are written around the assumption that suicide is a purely irrational act, an act spurred by illness.Cover-Ups and Concern Trolls: Actually, It's About Ethics in Suicide Journalism|Arthur Chu|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Not so with the Samaritan; he loses all thought of himself, and is perfectly oblivious to the danger he himself may be running.Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St Luke|Henry Burton
Host (watching him go): He's a good fellow—that is, for a Samaritan.Shorter Bible Plays|Rita Benton
Just then His disciples came, and they wondered that He talked to a Samaritan woman.
A Samaritan kindness was bestowed on me in sickness, and employment offered me in health.
Southeastern Europe, where the good Samaritan gets kicked instead of thanked.The Drums Of Jeopardy|Harold MacGrath
British Dictionary definitions for samaritan
Word Origin and History for samaritan
Old English, "inhabitant of Samaria," a district of Palestine, from Late Latin Samaritanus, from Greek Samareia (see Samaria). A non-Hebrew race was settled in its cities by the king of Assyria after the removal of the Israelites from the country. They later adopted some Jewish ways, but largely remained apart. Figurative use with reference to the good Samaritan is first recorded 1630s, from Luke x:33. Related: Samaritanism.
Idioms and Phrases with samaritan
see good Samaritan.