peculiar people


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peculiar people

pl n
1. (Christian Churches, other) (sometimes capitals) a small sect of faith healers founded in London in 1838, having no ministers or external organization
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the Jews considered as God's elect
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The Germans, or “High Dutchers,” as they were called, to distinguish them from the original or Low Dutch colonists, were a very peculiar people. They possessed all the gravity of the latter, without any of their phlegm; and like them, the “High Dutchers” were industrious, honest, and economical, Fritz, or Frederick Hartmann, was an epitome of all the vices and virtues, foibles and excellences, of his race.
"But I've often heard of Fuddlecumjig and the Fuddles, who are said to be the most peculiar people in all the Land of Oz."
But now shall it be seen that the Lord hath sanctified this wilderness for his peculiar people. Woe unto them that would defile it!
"They are peculiar people in many respects, not only in their form of worship and religious rites but also in that they breed lions as other people breed cattle.
class="MsoNormalBut noticing a few peculiar people here and there has made me more attentive to my environment than before.
It was the day after Peculiar People's Day which is celebrated on Jan.
It follows the story of John Danes, a 'generalist' who does all sorts of strange jobs for all kinds of peculiar people.
For example, the title Smiley people observe peculiar people pledging oneself refers to the fact that today people are watching each other, and everyone knows they are being watched.
I guess I had a lot of peculiar people in my life growing up," says Ransom Riggs, author of the Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series of novels.
In Children of the Ghetto: A Study of a Peculiar People, Israel Zangwill's 1892 novel of Jewish life in late Victorian London, an urchin who trudges through slummy East End streets in the first chapter grows up to write her own fictional ethnography of London Jewry.