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Babylon

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Definition important city of ancient Mesopotamia; on the Euphrates near modern-day Baghdad
  • "I'd marry the W—— of Babylon rather than do anything dishonourable!
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • The hanging gardens of Babylon were one of the seven wonders of the world.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • My order goes back before Babylon.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • You are young and rich—leave Paris—all is soon forgotten in this great Babylon of excitement and changing tastes.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Galahad, Percivale and Bors had found it, and with it, and with the body of Percivale's sister, they had arrived at Sarras in Babylon.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Chapter 18 — BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • 87:4 I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to them that know me: behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia; this man was born there.
    The Bible  --  Psalms
  • The word used in the Codex is similar to an ancient Babylonian symbol that can mean either thing, Flamel explained.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • It is argument sufficient they were written after the captivity in Babylon, that the History of them is continued till that time.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • I glugged from my water canteen and, to tell the truth, I felt like a plant on the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • "Nay, we might have judged that such a child's mother must needs be a scarlet woman, and a worthy type of her of Babylon!
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • 'That has the rivers of Babylon in it, sir,' the chaplain replied.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • The days grow hot, O Babylon!
    Eugene O'Neill  --  The Iceman Cometh
  • Reading across from left to right it looked as if my mother was slowly dissolving, from real life into a Babylonian bas-relief shadow.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • This "Babylonian captivity" lasted until 539 B.C. when the people were permitted to return to Jerusalem, and the great temple was restored.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • London, which—which I have read about as the modern Babylon of civilization, seems to have disappeared.
    William Morris  --  News from Nowhere
  • 'There dwelt a man in Babylon, lady, lady.'
    William Shakespeare  --  Twelfth Night
  • The scarlet woman and she of Babylon flaunted their vileness there; the cities of the plain were not more wicked.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • Babel's a city in Babylon, right?
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • This Issachar was the most choleric Hebrew that had ever been seen in Israel since the Captivity in Babylon.
    Voltaire  --  Candide

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