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The behemoth referenced in the Bible is thought to be a hippopotamus.
  someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful
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  • The behemoth referenced in the Bible is thought to be a hippopotamus.
  • professional behemoth linesmen
  • Look at the behemoth, which I made along with you and which feeds on grass like an ox.
    Job 40:15 (B-NIV)
  • Clary backed away as the Behemoth demon thrashed, spraying stinging ichor, a loud, ululating wail coming from its open throat.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire

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  • The machine would turn into an unwieldy behemoth.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • At that time the drowsing black behemoth, although beginning to stir, was still not regarded as much of a Northern problem.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • These gentle behemoths always lifted my spirits.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Imagine living with those behemoths looming over you!He guided Snowfire to Murtagh and pointed, grinning.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • "He’s a perfect behemoth!" said Marie.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Next she doused the smouldering troll with the contents of the restaurant’s fire extinguisher, hoping the icy powder wouldn’t revive the sleeping behemoth.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl

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  • The flight engineer latched the door and handed out wads of cotton to stuff in our ears, and the behemoth chopper lumbered into the air with a head-splitting roar.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • But along his remarkable career path, he founded half a dozen companies that would eventually, after his departure, grow into industry behemoths like Fairchild Semiconductors, Teledyne, and Intel.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • It was hard to mistake a blond behemoth built like an armor-piercing robot.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • Or was that back when a size fourteen was really an eight—which meant that comparatively, I was a behemoth compared to your average 1940s starlet?
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • The others climbed into the sedan, and as a fire engine careened up the street, the sedan curved out of its parking place and sped past the red behemoth racing in the opposite direction.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • But soon the forest behemoths were glowing and spitting with their own accumulated energy and then-just as I was drifting off to sleep despite the continued noise-true Armageddon was unleashed.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Dead ahead, at the end of Champs-Elysées, stood the Arc de Triomphe—Napoleon’s 164-foot-tall tribute to his own military potency—encircled by France’s largest rotary, a nine-lane behemoth.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • 40:15 Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox.
    The Bible  --  Job
  • SS-100-X is a behemoth of a vehicle, specially modified for use by the president.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • These two behemoths are walled in by several other major vessels, an assortment of container ships and other freight carriers.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • After all, it was in the corner of the autoclave room, right next to that stainless-steel behemoth, that my mother kept a sanctuary for herself during the seven years she spent at Missing before our rude arrival.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • The triarch’s elephant was a grey-skinned behemoth clad in elaborate enameled armor that clattered softly as he moved, the castle on its back so tall that it scraped the top of the ornamental stone arch he was passing underneath.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • Workers toiled day and night in behemoth drones that swallowed their souls and their children; not necessarily like Arturo, but in the way they absorbed each generation without offering any hope from their monotonous cycle of birth, grueling labor and then death.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • They often built the tanks right on site, the way you make a barrel, grooved staves bound with metal hoops, and of course the twin towers in the distance, a model of behemoth mass production, units that roll identically off the line and end up in your supermarket, stamped with the day’s prices.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • People talked of it as of that monstrous bed of Thebes in which swarmed centipedes fifteen long feet in length, and which might have served Behemoth for a bathtub.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The car is a very expensive one, a Whirlwind; better than the Chariot, much better than the chunky, practical Behemoth.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • She took a few steps back to stand behind him, her eyes on the Behemoth.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • Santi was a behemoth in the art world, and being known solely by one’s first name was a level of fame achieved only by an elite few …. people like Napoleon, Galileo, and Jesus …. and, of course, the demigods Langdon now heard blaring from Harvard dormitories-Sting, Madonna, Jewel, and the artist formerly known as Prince, who had changed his name to the symbol , causing Langdon to dub him "The Tau Cross With Intersecting Hermaphroditic Ankh.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • And the redeemed of Yahweh, in their roof garden, are served the inexhaustible, delicious flesh of the monsters Behemoth, Leviathan, and Ziz, while drinking the liquors of the four sweet rivers of paradise.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • …The tawny lion, pawing to get free His hinder parts, then springs as broke from bonds, And rampant shakes his brinded mane; the ounce, The libbard, and the tiger, as the mole Rising, the crumbled earth above them threw In hillocks: The swift stag from under ground Bore up his branching head: Scarce from his mould Behemoth biggest born of earth upheaved His vastness: Fleeced the flocks and bleating rose, As plants: Ambiguous between sea and land The river-horse, and scaly crocodile.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • It sank into the Behemoth’s back with a sound like overripe fruit being stepped on.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • The Behemoth was still making the same chittering noise.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • There had been an elephant in the menagerie at Lannisport when he had been a boy, but she had died when he was seven …. and this great grey behemoth looked to be twice her size.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • The Behemoth demon’s mucus had coated Jahoel’s blade, dulling its flame.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • The Behemoth reared back again, ready to strike.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • The Behemoth shuddered and thrashed in a desperate effort to reform and heal its injuries, but the wolf wasn’t giving it a chance.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • It sailed by her, claws outstretched, body arced—and struck its target, the Behemoth, knocking it flat to the ground before tearing at it with bared teeth.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • Its claws sunk deeply into demon flesh, the wolf tore chunks of jellylike flesh out of the Behemoth’s body with its teeth, ignoring the spurting green fluid that fountained around it.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • I was a behemoth compared to your average 2008 starlet, too.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • The Behemoth began a last, desperate series of convulsive spasms, its serrated jaws clacking together as it thrashed—and then it was gone, only a viscous puddle of green fluid steaming on the cobblestones where it had been.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • He strode across the room, past the huddled Dark Shadowhunters, past the ring of runes, to where the Behemoth demon lay dead in its ichor.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • A Behemoth demon.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • It’s a Behemoth demon," he said, staring at the slithering thing in front of them.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • "It’s a product of the war, son," said this engineer who had helped fabricate such naval behemoths as the aircraft carriers Yorktown and Enterprise, "everything in this country has become richer and richer.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
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