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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The last chapter focuses on Jane Lead (1624-1704) who led the evangelical Philadelphian Society.
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.
Froch took over-matched 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.
Garcia - who was immediately challenged by Eric "Terrible" Morales for a rematch after losing his WBC light-welterweight title to the up-and-coming Philadelphian last year - obviously doesn't need to consider Khan in his future, but you have to wonder where Britain's former world champion goes from here.
Instead, Khan will fight another Philadelphian, unbeaten 24-year-old Danny Garcia, for Garcia's WBC light-welterweight title at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on June 14.
And by 1960: as both South Philadelphian and Torontonian Italian women looked beyond their parishes for eligible marriage partners, the rate at which the Philadelphians married Italians declined, whereas the rate increased among Torontonian brides.
Although this Philadelphian influence has been suggested by other researchers, the case has never been made so strongly.
The lucky 23-year-old Philadelphian scored an opportunity to meet Chi-Town showman Common at a recent photo shoot ("Universal Soldier," page 80), and let's just say she got more than she bargained for.
In April 1995 the Philadelphian became the oldest man to hold professional boxing's middleweight championship, a title he defended a record 20 times.
Thus, I argued that the vitality of nation-states helps to mobilize symbolic and cultural identities in the Westphalian direction; technological innovations push the globe in the Philadelphian direction; while demographic and environmental degradations pull the earth in the Anti-Utopian direction.
James perform songs from their new album Hey Ma, and Philadelphian singersongwriter Melody Gardot makes her UK TV debut.
Philadelphian Hopkins, 43, reigned as middleweight champion for 10 years and holds a record of 48 wins (32 KOs), four defeats and one draw.