Usage examples for babel

  1. Compared to the retreat we have fashioned for you, Glengoyle is a Babel. – Tales of the Chesapeake by George Alfred Townsend
  2. Heavy firing was proceeding from the direction of the stadt, and there was a confused babel of voices. – The Siege of Mafeking (1900) by J. Angus Hamilton
  3. Of course the others were just as ready to relate all that had occurred, and for some time the clatter of tongues would have made one believe he must be somewhere in the neighborhood of the Tower of Babel. – Camp Fires of the Wolf Patrol by Alan Douglas
  4. Then it started, first an inarticulate roar, and then a babel of unprintabilities. – Four-Day Planet by Henry Beam Piper
  5. As the confused babel of sound echoed faintly across the plain, the three scouts stopped and made an earnest appeal to the Great Mystery. – White Otter by Elmer Russell Gregor
  6. Then arose a Babel of explanations. – The Healing of Nations and the Hidden Sources of Their Strife by Edward Carpenter
  7. The terrace was full of people, and alive with a Babel of talk. – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  8. Like the labourers of Babel, while we endeavour in vain to express our meaning to each other, the fabric by which, for a common end, we would have ascended to heaven from the ills of earth remains forever unadvanced and incomplete. – The Disowned, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  9. Some on 'em I know wuz high enough for the tower of Babel- and old Babel himself would have admitted it, I bet, if he had been there. – Samantha at the World's Fair by Marietta Holley
  10. It was a second edition of Babel. – A Collection of College Words and Customs by Benjamin Homer Hall
  11. We see also how the Prophets contended and strove with Kings, as the Kings of Babel and Assyria, etc. – Selections from the Table Talk of Martin Luther by Martin Luther
  12. Bursting into a babel of savage glee and tumbling over one another, the Indians pulled the caribou to the shore. – The Last of the Plainsmen by Zane Grey
  13. Unless the soldiers of the command had been literally beside themselves, such words would have brought them to a proper frame of mind; but as it was, the temperate reply seemed to inflame their anger, and on the moment there was a very babel of outcries, amid which it was only possible to distinguish the demand that the force be led toward Fort Schuyler without delay, regardless of any message which the sergeant and I might have brought. – The Minute Boys of the Mohawk Valley by James Otis
  14. New discoveries have been recently made concerning the Tower of Babel, the construction of which, as described in the Book of Genesis, is one of the most remarkable occurrences of the first stage of the world's history. – Marvels of Modern Science by Paul Severing
  15. He was turning over Dot's scrap- book, and was looking at the Tower of Babel in a puzzled way. – Esther A Book for Girls by Rosa Nouchette Carey
  16. " Now," said Mr Rimbolt, who had made no attempt to take part in the babel outside, " will you please tell me everything?" – A Dog with a Bad Name by Talbot Baines Reed
  17. Why, what's all this babel? – The Shagganappi by E. Pauline Johnson
  18. It became a scene of Babel; more than twenty men and women were crying out at the highest pitch of their voices, and trying apparently to be heard above the others. – Diary in America, Series One by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)