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

n (liter)Pharisäer m
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"Take your hand away, you whited sepulchre!" he cried sharply.
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.
for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed ap- pear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.