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philistine
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Catch-22
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  • ’He mashed hundreds of cakes of GI soap into the sweet potatoes just to show that people have the taste of Philistines and don’t know the difference between good and bad.

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  • a philistine who cares only about making money
  • Babbitt is a philistine with a sense that something is missing in life.

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