Samaritan

Definitions

  • THE GOOD SAMARITAN
    THE GOOD SAMARITAN
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Samaritan a member of the people inhabiting Samaria in biblical times
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Samaritan Of or pertaining to Samaria, in Palestine.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Samaritan Of or pertaining to Samaria, the central division of Palestine, lying north of Judea, or the city of Samaria, the capital of the kingdom of northern Israel.
    • Samaritan Used by the Samaritans: applied to the characters of a kind of ancient Hebrew writing probably in use before, and partly after, the Babylonian exile.
    • n Samaritan A native or an inhabitant of Samaria; specifically, one of a race settled in the cities of Samaria by the king of Assyria after the removal of the Israelites from the country (2 Ki. xvii. 24-41). Originally idolaters, they soon began to worship Jehovah, but without abandoning their former gods. They afterward became monotheists, and observed the Mosaic law very strictly, but with peculiar variations. About 409 b. c. they built a temple on Mount Gerizim, which was destroyed 130 b. c. They began to decline toward the close of the fifth century after Christ. They still exist, but are nearly extinct.
    • n Samaritan The language of Samaria, a compound of Hebrew, Syriac, and Chaldee.
    • n Samaritan A charitable or benevolent person: in allusion to the character of the “good Samaritan” in the parable Luke x. 30-37.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Samaritan sa-mar′i-tan pertaining to Samaria in Palestine
    • n Samaritan an inhabitant of Samaria, esp. one of the despised mixed population planted therein after the deportation of the Israelites: the language of Samaria, an archaic Hebrew, or rather Hebrew Aramaic, dialect: a charitable person—from Luke, x. 30-37
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Quotations

  • William M. Holden
    William M. Holden
    “Hell is paved with good Samaritans.”
  • Margaret Thatcher
    Margaret%20Thatcher
    “No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he only had good intentions. He had money as well.”

Idioms

Good Samaritan - A good Samaritan is a persoon wh helps others in need.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. Samaritanus,

Usage

In literature:

It was enough to be born a Samaritan in order to be rejected by the priest, and despised by the Levite.
"The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 2, January, 1851" by Various
I used not to think much of the story of the Good Samaritan, but I believe in it now.
"Doctor Luttrell's First Patient" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
His motives had been thoroughly good, and in the matter he had endeavoured to act the part of a kind Samaritan.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
The words and the expressions on the countenances of the others caused the truth to flash upon the good Samaritan.
"The Phantom of the River" by Edward S. Ellis
Joseph proved a good Samaritan.
"Captain Canot" by Brantz Mayer
That good Samaritan was going to make tea when we heard your knock.
"The Love Affairs of Pixie" by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
Then there was indeed an excitement among the orthodox Samaritans.
"The Education of American Girls" by Anna Callender Brackett
One of the missionaries described that of the Negroes as being like that of the Samaritans.
"The Choctaw Freedmen" by Robert Elliott Flickinger
We're not in the Samaritan business.
""Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea" by Morgan Robertson
But a Samaritan, travelling along, came near to where the man was, and when he saw him he was filled with pity.
"The Children's Bible" by Henry A. Sherman
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In poetry:

How kind the good Samaritan
To him who fell among the thieves!
Thus Jesus pities fallen man,
And heals the wounds the soul receives.
"The Good Samaritan" by John Newton
Christ's the Samaritan, so kind,
Who on the road our wounds did bind,
And to the inn benignly led,
Where we were comforted, and fed.
"An Exhortation To Give God Thanks For Our Redemption Through Christ" by Rees Prichard
One steps forth from the beholders—
Good Samaritan is he—
"Friend," he said, and touched his shoulder,
"Help and pity take from me."
"A True Story: To Young Abstainers" by Janet Hamilton
Upon its shining tablet we may write--
If, like the good Samaritan, in deed--
A record that the angel band shall read
With impulse of delight.
"Christmas-Tide" by Hattie Howard
When scholars poor and bowed beneath the ban,
Which clings as fire, were like to faint and fall,
This was the gentle, good Samaritan,
Who stopped and held a helping hand to all.
"In Memoriam — Nicol Drysdale Stenhouse" by Henry Kendall
One only, a Samaritan, a stranger to God’s word,
Felt his joyous, panting bosom, with gratitude deep stirred,
And without delay he hastened, in the dust, at Jesus’ feet,
To cast himself in worship, in thanksgiving, warm and meet.
"The Ten Lepers" by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon

In news:

Cards may be sent him at the Good Samaritan Society-Manson, 1402 Main St, Manson, IA 50563.
Lots of Good Samaritans around the community.
Good Samaritan Society Denton Village will have a car wash and cookout from 11:30 am to 4 pm Friday as part of its capital campaign kickoff.
Good Samaritan Society (GSS) – Communities of Brainerd and Pine River will host an information session for those struggling with change, loss and loneliness during the holidays at 4 pm Tuesday, Nov 20, at GSS-Woodland in Brainerd.
CLAYTON- Nicole I Countryman , 37, of County Route 3 died Saturday, September 29, 2012 at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, NY.
FREMONT — Kenneth D "Chief" Coy , 84, of Fremont, died Nov 11, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Society.
Division Street, passed away Wednesday morning at the Samaritan Medical Center.
Drug dealer turned good Samaritan.
A G ood Samaritan helped authorities prevent a n alleged shoplifter from getting away earlier this week by trying to yank her from her car and removing her keys from the ignition, police said.
Is there a good Samaritan in Pelican Bay.
Two city firefighters braved the freezing waters and strong currents of the East River yesterday to rescue a suicidal man and two good Samaritans who had dived in after him — only to learn the.
DANVILLE – Hurley T Dix Jr, 83, of Danville died at 10:24 am Wednesday (Nov. 7, 2012) at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center, Danville.
Jackson and Dominic Cooper will topline indie legal thriller "Reasonable Doubt," formerly "The Good Samaritan.".
He is the Good Samaritan from Mississippi who ran to help a driver who crashed into a utility pole in Whitehaven on November 8.
SAVANNA – Donald Funk , 91, of Savanna, passed away Monday, Nov 5, 2012, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Mount Carroll.
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