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MEANING:adjective: Lukewarm or indifferent, especially regarding religion.
ETYMOLOGY:After Laodicea, a city in Asia Minor, whose Christians were rebuked for their indifference to religion in Revelation 3:16 in the New Testament. Earliest documented use: 1633.
USAGE:"How can we expect such vital realism from our pathologically Laodicean political class?"
Kevin Myers; An Irishman's Diary; Irish Times (Dublin); Jul 19, 2005.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:A man has to live with himself, and he should see to it that he always has good company. -Charles Evans Hughes, jurist (1862-1948)
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