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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.

Usage examples for babylon

  1. He tells them, " Serve the King of Babylon." – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  2. 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
  3. And what brings you to Babylon? – Caught in a Trap by John C. Hutcheson
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. At the very gates Babylon yielded to him her daughters. – Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern by Edgar Saltus
  10. Babylon was too far off. – A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1 by Georges Perrot Charles Chipiez
  11. " 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. It might have sounded like " Babylon," but that made no sense at all. – Life Blood by Thomas Hoover
  16. Babylon is a good illustration of the decay of a town that does not keep up with the procession. – Remarks by Bill Nye
  17. Tiglath- pileser followed him upon the throne of Babylon. – History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 7 (of 12) by G. Maspero
  18. 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
  19. We were crossing it on our way to visit Babylon. – By Desert Ways to Baghdad by Louisa Jebb
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