Peculiar people

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Peculiar people the people of Israel: a sect of faith-healers, founded in London in 1838, who reject medical aid in cases of disease, and rely on anointing with oil by the elders, and on prayer, with patient nursing
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. peculiarispeculium, private property.

Usage

In literature:

Mrs. Willis had some ideas with regard to the training of her young people which were peculiarly her own.
"A World of Girls" by L. T. Meade
One peculiar feature about it was that a large number of old people attended.
"Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel" by Frank G. Allen
A peculiar beat of the drum to order people to their stations on an alarm of fire.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
We call ourselves a Christian people, and the peculiarity of Christianity is that it is a worship and doctrine of sorrow.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 87, January, 1865" by Various
She knew vaguely that Jewish people followed peculiar rabbinical laws and customs; but what they were she had no idea.
"The Girl from Sunset Ranch" by Amy Bell Marlowe
I will indeed obey Thy will: make Thou me one of Thy holy nation, a peculiar treasure above all people.
"Holy in Christ" by Andrew Murray
This was a great peculiarity with him, and puzzled many people.
"Spare Hours" by John Brown
He was dressed in the peculiar and picturesque costume of his people, made magnificent by fineness of material and the richness of decoration.
"Burl" by Morrison Heady
Their descendants show many of the peculiar and distinctive traits of that people in all countries.
"A New Guide for Emigrants to the West" by J. M. Peck
In the French school, the character and manners of the people seem to have carried this peculiarity to a still greater length.
"Travels in France during the years 1814-1815" by Archibald Alison
These people, being Milanows, have peculiar burial customs.
"Sketches of Our Life at Sarawak" by Harriette McDougall
The peculiarities of dress, habits, and general appearance of the people differ materially from other continental towns.
"Foot-prints of Travel" by Maturin M. Ballou
We need hardly add that the ideas that find expression in the Assyrian texts were by no means peculiar to the northern people.
"A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1" by Georges Perrot
But people wouldn't think any thing of that, if it was whispered around that she is literary and peculiar.
"A Romantic Young Lady" by Robert Grant
Certain constitutions are peculiarly affected by the sea, and it is even undertaking a risk for some people to travel on that element.
"Hurricane Island" by H. B. Marriott Watson
The physical type of the Ilongot is peculiar and rather unlike that of any other Philippine people.
"The Negrito and Allied Types in the Philippines and The Ilongot or Ibilao of Luzon" by David P. Barrows
These are peculiar people.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 38, No. 01, January, 1884" by Various
I am what people who never had any trouble are fond of calling peculiar.
"The First Violin" by Jessie Fothergill
The Chinese are a peculiar people, and have odd ideas of the power and duty of their monarchs and of their own rights and duties.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 12 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
That family ever preserved a type peculiar to itself, and found with no other people of the world.
"The Gold Sickle" by Eugène Sue
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In news:

S omething peculiar happens to people who cherish their liberty when machines effect its abridgement: They cease caring.
Grapheme -color synesthesia is a peculiar neurological condition in which people involuntarily experience colors when thinking about letters, numbers or words.
Grapheme-color synesthesia is a peculiar neurological condition in which people involuntarily experience colors when thinking about letters, numbers or words.
Here is a survey of a few good articles to explain global doom, the globalized taste in literature, and the peculiar mental shortcuts and errors that smart people make.
One of the most peculiar is the tendency for people to correlate phases of the moon with various human behaviors.
Tales of A Peculiar People.
Stockton is a peculiar place, at once both inland and a port, both city and exurban community for people who work in Sacramento and the Bay Area.
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