use publicans in a sentence.
From talking to two ex-publicans I know that:1.
Mr. Peters tells me that as a boy of eleven he earned twenty dollars a week selling mint to saloon keepers, as they call publicans over there.
Bush was a white president and the publicans are a white party.
The chiefs as well as their underlings are called publicans in our New Testament, although the name strictly applies only to the chiefs.
Naturally, the collectors of these taxes were abhorred; and they, known as publicans, probably resented the discourteous treatment by inconsiderate enforcement of the tax requirements, and, as affirmed by historians, often inflicted unlawful extortion upon the people.
To affirm the binding validity and force of the Mosaic enactment, would be to counsel a course of action contrary to the Roman law, and would also be incongruous with the merciful spirit of him who had called publicans and permitted “sinners” to weep unrebuked upon his feet.