"A whited sepulcher" nghĩa là gì?

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"A whited sepulcher" nghĩa là kẻ đạo đức giả, kẻ giả nhân giả nghĩa. "Sepulcher" là mộ cổ, xây như tượng đài bằng đá nhưng bên trong chôn cất xác chết. Cụm từ xuất phát từ Matthew 23:27 trong Kinh thánh: "Woe unto you…for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness".

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I don't understand that—okay, I do, I'm just tired of being a whited sepulcher.

She felt she had handled her untruths very well indeed, which made her feel a little like a whited sepulcher, and she hoped that she was not tempting (cám dỗ) fate to intervene and even out the score.

However, like everything in life not all is rosy, we also had our own crisis, and this book is not a whited sepulcher that only shows its exterior paint without showing the painful details of our human nature.

But there's a catch, Whited Sepulcher! The only way to release your curse (lời nguyền) is to forgive and forget. And if you refuse too? Your soul could receive more torment (dằn vặt) than you could possibly imagine.

Thu Phương

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