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Proselytes (3 syl.)

among Jewish writers were of two kinds—viz. “The proselyte of righteousness” and the “stranger of the gate.” The former submitted to circumcision and conformed to the laws of Moses. The latter abstained from offering sacrifice to heathen gods, and from working on the Sabbath. “The stranger that is within thy gate” = the stranger of the gate.

“I must confess that his society was at first irksome; but … I now have hope that he may become a stranger of the gate.”—Eldad the Pilgrim, ch. iii.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Prophet (The)
Prophetess (The)
Propositions
Props
Prorogue
Pro.’s
Proscenium
Proscription
Prose
Prose
Proselytes
Proserpina or Proserpine
Proserpine’s Divine Calidore
Prosperity Robinson
Prospero
Protagoras of Abdera
Protean
Protectionist
Protector
Protesilaos
Protestant

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Proselytes