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Definitions of babylon

  1. the chief city of ancient Mesopotamia and capitol of the ancient kingdom of Babylonia
  2. The capital of the ancient empire of Babylonia in the Euphrates Valley.
  3. An ancient splendid city, the capital of Babylonia; now in ruins.
  4. Any great city regarded as a seat of luxury and vice.
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Quotes of babylon

  1. I had a great run on Babylon 5. It was a lot of fun. – Bruce Boxleitner
  2. London is a modern Babylon – Benjamin Disraeli
  3. The more people smoke herb, the more Babylon fall. – Bob Marley
  4. Babylon 5 is probably the biggest, most ambitious television science fiction series ever made. It's one big novel told over five years with 110 different stories told within it. – Bill Mumy
  5. I was doing Babylon 5 season two and I was in all 22 episodes of that. – Bill Mumy

Usage examples for babylon

  1. It should be remembered that the outstanding event in later Jewish history was the carrying away of the flower of the nation by Nebuchadnezzar into Babylon where they remained for more than two generations. – The New Theology by R. J. Campbell
  2. The interior contains a large collection of sculptures, but most visitors remember only two pieces,- Thorwaldsen's " Triumphant Entry into Babylon of Alexander the Great," and Canova's lovely " Cupid and Psyche." – The Lure of the Camera by Charles S. Olcott
  3. Robert, who was as zealous in the crusade as Louis himself, but who had not his brother's patience and calmness of mind, strongly advised that they should pursue the road to Cairo, or Babylon as it was then called, and so aim a blow at the whole dominion of the Sultan in Egypt. – The Boy's Book of Heroes by Helena Peake
  4. And what brings you to Babylon – Caught in a Trap by John C. Hutcheson
  5. That system or genius of evil is represented in the Old Testament as finding expression in one great political power after another, but chiefly in the power of Babylon – Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation by S. D. Gordon
  6. It might have sounded like " Babylon but that made no sense at all. – Life Blood by Thomas Hoover
  7. " For, thus saith the Lord: 'After seventy years are accomplished for Babylon I will visit you and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place. – Stories of the Prophets (Before the Exile) by Isaac Landman
  8. He can handle a drill or a coach- and- four; he can tell all about the art of ancient Babylon and he beat me playing cribbage, which shows that he ain't on the level. – The Iron Trail by Rex Beach
  9. So fare we forth from Babylon Along the road of stone; And no one looks to Babylon Save I- save I alone! – Fires of Driftwood by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
  10. I then considered how the same way of thinking prevailed in the eastern parts of the world, as in those noble passages of Scripture, where we are told, that the great king of Babylon the day before his death, had been weighed in the balance, and been found wanting. – The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886 by Ministry of Education
  11. Five days hath the Prophet been lying In Babylon in the den Of the lions, death- defying, Defying hunger and thirst; But the worst Is the mockery of men! – The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  12. Tiglath- pileser followed him upon the throne of Babylon – History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 7 (of 12) by G. Maspero
  13. Babylon was too far off. – A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1 by Georges Perrot Charles Chipiez
  14. Babylon is a good illustration of the decay of a town that does not keep up with the procession. – Remarks by Bill Nye
  15. In the " burden of Babylon in chap. – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1 by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
  16. We were crossing it on our way to visit Babylon – By Desert Ways to Baghdad by Louisa Jebb
  17. Whereby the Jews were permitted to return into their own country, after a captivity of seventy years at Babylon – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  18. He tells them, " Serve the King of Babylon – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  19. At the very gates Babylon yielded to him her daughters. – Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern by Edgar Saltus