Philadelphian


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Phil·a·del·phi·a

 (fĭl′ə-dĕl′fē-ə)
1. An ancient city northeast of the Dead Sea in modern-day Jordan. The chief city of the Ammonites, it was enlarged and embellished by Ptolemy II Philadelphus (285-246 bc) and named in honor of him. Amman, the capital of Jordan, is now on the site.
2. An ancient Greek city of Asia Minor in present-day western Turkey. Founded in the second century bc, Philadelphia was a center of early Christianity.
3. The largest city of Pennsylvania, in the southeast part of the state on the Delaware River. It was founded as a Quaker colony by William Penn in 1681 on the site of an earlier Swedish settlement. The First and Second Continental Congresses (1774 and 1775-1776) and the Constitutional Convention (1787) met in the city, which served as the capital of the United States from 1790 to 1800.

Phil′a·del′phi·an adj. & n.
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"Education isn't begun yet." This was a Philadelphian, curled up in a corner.
Built one place at San Diego, the old man has; another at Los Angeles; owns half a dozen railroads, half the lumber on the Pacific slope, and lets his wife spend the money," the Philadelphian went on lazily.
"Oh, you're a high-grade machine, with the writing in plain sight," the Philadelphian yawned.
I read this now dead-and-gone immortal with an ecstasy unspeakable; I raved of him by day, and dreamed of him by night; I got great lengths of his "Life-Drama" by heart; and I can still repeat several gorgeous passages from it; I would almost have been willing to take the life of the sole critic who had the sense to laugh at him, and who made his wicked fun in Graham's Magazine, an extinct periodical of the old extinct Philadelphian species.
"The doctors want my husband to feel that he is in his own home; otherwise he would be so wretched that the climate would not do him any good," she explained, winter after winter, to the sympathising Philadelphians and Baltimoreans; and Mr.
As a native Philadelphian and a lifelong resident of the Delaware Valley, I believe this combination provides a compelling opportunity to serve our combined markets as it fills a long-standing gap between big banks and smaller community banks in this market.'
The list mentioned three dishes: The Scotch, The Brazilian and The Philadelphian. All the meat is imported Aberdeen Angus.
The last chapter focuses on Jane Lead (1624-1704) who led the evangelical Philadelphian Society.
The company arranged another $14 million for projects in the Philadelphian area in recent weeks also.
Khan has failed to secure rematches with previous conquerors Breidis Prescott and Lamont Peterson, but remains hopeful of proving something to Garcia after being pummelled by the Philadelphian in July.
Ernie Sanchez also carried the Philippine colors with pride earlier, beating Philadelphian Coy Evans by unanimous decision in their 8-round super featherweight bout.
Froch took Philadelphian Mack out in three rounds with two stinging body shots in Nottingham as he successfully defended his IBF super-middleweight title for the first time.