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cast the first stone Explained

cast the first stone at English (WD) Of Explained:



From the Bible John 8.7 where Jesus tells the accusers of a woman of adultery, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.


Inter: head » en|verb|head=to cast the first stone
  • Inter: idiomati » c To act self-righteously in accusing another person, believing that one is blameless.
    1. 2007, March 10, Mr Gingrich, on the impeachment proceedings in 1999. Reported in The Guardian
    2. : I knew I couldn't cast the first stone as I knew I had weaknesses. ... (But) as a leader of the government trying to uphold the rule of law I have no choice but to move forward and say you cannot accept perjury in your highest officials.


      Inter: trans-top » act self-righteously

  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|jeter la pierre
  • German: Inter: t- » de|den ersten Stein werfen

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|atire a primeira pedra
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|tire la primera piedra

    Inter: trans-botto » m
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    Translation: et » cast the first stone