Usage examples for Babylonish

  1. It must have seemed so to the Babylonish conquerors who swept over Palestine in turn, on their way to greater conquests in Egypt. – The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner by Charles Dudley Warner
  2. It was the Babylonish Exile which changed the whole nature of the Jewish people, which gave it new aims and ideals, and prepared it for the coming of the Messiah. – Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations by Archibald Sayce
  3. His garments being wet and soiled, the negro divested him of them, and dressed him in a tightly- fitting scarlet robe of Babylonish pattern, reaching to the feet, but leaving the lower neck and forearm bare, and girt round the stomach by a broad gold- orphreyed ceinture. – Prince Zaleski by M.P. Shiel
  4. Or, supposing the charm to have been fashioned in Egypt, it might very well have been carried to Babylon by some friendly embassy, or brought back by the Babylonish army from some Egyptian campaign as part of the spoils of war. – The Story of the Amulet by E. Nesbit
  5. It was of a piece with the gross corruption and superstition of the Babylonish Church that such a viper and blood- sucking Troldmand should be patronized and harboured by the Bishop. – Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James
  6. My body has fattened, and my girth now fills out to a portly roundness its broad Babylonish girdle of crimson cloth, minutely gold- embroidered, and hung with silver, copper and gold coins of the Orient; my beard, still black, sweeps in two divergent sheaves to my hips, flustered by every wind; as I walk through this palace, the amber- and- silver floor reflects in its depths my low- necked, short- armed robe of purple, blue, and scarlet, a- glow with luminous stones. – The Purple Cloud by M.P. Shiel
  7. The historical reference of the prophecy is thus very accurately stated by Calvin: Although the Babylonish captivity has come to an end, and Israel has been restored from it, the promised kingdom shall not immediately come. – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1 by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
  8. He stood with his hands in his pockets just as though he was quite used to seeing great stone bulls and all sorts of small Babylonish objects float out into the Museum yard. – The Story of the Amulet by E. Nesbit
  9. Mr. Haines, who was a dear, good man, elaborated it so that we all felt as if we had made a visit to the Zoological Gardens, and afterward been carried into Babylonish captivity. – Not Pretty, But Precious by John Hay, et al.
  10. Certainly not; three presumptuous Babylonish masons- neither more nor less! – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  11. It is true that, in the Spirit, he had transferred himself into the time of the Babylonish exile; and this time had become Present to him. – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions. Vol. 2 by Ernst Hengstenberg
  12. During the Babylonish empire, Greece, and its islands, were scarcely known to people of that country. – A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.) by Jacob Bryant
  13. The Jews, after the time of the Babylonish captivity, seem to have more and more identified Wisdom with mere Magic; and therefore Solomon was, in their eyes, the master of all magicians. – The Water of Life and Other Sermons by Charles Kingsley
  14. The interior resembles, I believe, rather a Homeric, than an Assyrian or Egyptian house- except for the 'galleries, ' which are purely Babylonish and Old Hebrew. – The Purple Cloud by M.P. Shiel
  15. 4. Or for the Almighty to call upon the great City of Jerusalem, just before the Babylonish Captivity: " If ye can find a Man, if there be any who executeth Judgment, that seeketh the Truth, and I will pardon it." – John Woolman's Journal by John Woolman Commentator: Vida Scudder