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Definition someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful
  • 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)
  • It was hard to mistake a blond behemoth built like an armor-piercing robot.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • These gentle behemoths always lifted my spirits.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Imagine living with those behemoths looming over you!
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • These two behemoths are walled in by several other major vessels, an assortment of container ships and other freight carriers.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • The machine would turn into an unwieldy behemoth.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • She took a few steps back to stand behind him, her eyes on the Behemoth.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • "He's a perfect behemoth!" said Marie.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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

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