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David & Goliath


It’s a feel-good, David and Goliath story.
  story of a brave, young David who surprisingly defeats a formidable opponent, Goliath, by hitting him with a stone thrown from a sling
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The story is told in the Hebrew Bible/Christian Old Testament and, more briefly, in the Quran. A young David volunteers to fight Goliath because the older warriors are afraid. David goes on to become king of the Israelites.
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  • David and Goliath, Paul thought.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • Is there anything like David and Goliath and Samson in the Greek history?
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss

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  • He tried to put words to the story of David and Goliath and Nebuchadnezzar and Shadrack Meshack and Abednego.
    Dalton Trumbo  --  Johnny Got His Gun
  • From all appearances, the game seemed even more of a mismatch than David and Goliath.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • "David and Goliath," he smiled.
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • There was yet another novelistic roundness in this denouement: they were the same two cops who had come the other day to question Annie about Kushner, David and Goliath.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • This hypnotic state of absorption was rudely shaken but not broken when, on the third day after the visit of David and Goliath, a cream-colored Ford station wagon with KTKA / Grand Junction written on the side pulled into Annie’s driveway.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • Paul sat quietly, a steno pad of his own on his lap (he had finished the last legal pad the previous evening), and listened to Annie’s voice as she made a statement which consisted of all the things she had told David and Goliath four days ago.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
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Associated words [difficulty]:   David & Goliath [9] , Abraham [2] , King David [7] , Methuselah [5] , road to Damascus [9]
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