One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
sanctimonious person, pietist, whited sepulchre, plaster saint, humbug, pretender, deceiver, dissembler, impostorView synonyms
- ‘With delicious invective, Nietzsche describes the legions of modern educators who are forever trying to teach a humanistic ethic as ‘whited sepulchers who impersonate life.’’
- ‘I wonder how He might fare today with His uncompromising stand on Hypocrites and whited sepulchres?’
- ‘Our unusually tidy house is a sham, all deceiving beauty outside yet all corruption within, as a whited sepulchre, or market stall pear.’
- ‘I think of one particular whited sepulchre, who insists that, ‘we must never give up on people’.’
- ‘Instead of pointing the finger at yobs we should perhaps inspect our own whited sepulchres.’
- ‘When asked how he would describe Vizard now, Hilliard replied: ‘He's a whited sepulchre, full of dead man's bones and rottenness.’’
- ‘Keep up the good fight, and as to the whited sepulchres, keep giving it to them good and hard.’
- ‘They're a bunch of whited sepulchres, and I think if we could bring religious people to see that, I think the battle would be halfway won.’
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