whited sepulchre


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whited sepulchre

(ˈwaɪtɪd)
n
(Bible) a hypocrite
[from Matthew 23:27]
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Noun1.whited sepulchre - a person who is inwardly evil but outwardly professes to be virtuous
dissembler, dissimulator, hypocrite, phoney, phony, pretender - a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives
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whited sepulchre

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One instant he was astride a broncho and flying through the fairy-colored Painted Desert country; the next instant he was gazing down through shimmering heat into the whited sepulchre of Death Valley, or pulling an oar on a freezing ocean where great ice islands towered and glistened in the sun.
The implied Belgians of Conrad's texts, emissaries of light from the (unnamed) city that always makes Marlow "think of a whited sepulchre," are now Germans, equipped in Cox's performance with an array of accents quite different from Marlow's American and the actor's English tones--different, too, from the more discreet German inflection Cox adopts for Kurtz.
The truth is that, as far as the Welsh language is concerned, the Church in Wales is a bit of a whited sepulchre.