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Libya

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Definition a military dictatorship in northern Africa on the Mediterranean; fourth largest country in Africa by area and consists almost entirely of desert; a major exporter of petroleum known for human rights abuses
  • Good, my lord, She came from Libya.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Winter's Tale
  • Say, valiant youth, and so may God Thy enterprises speed, Didst thou the light mid Libya's sands Or Jaca's rocks first see?
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • "Nothing in Libya is worth a war," Alessandro said.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • He had been in the war in Libya and wore two woundstripes.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • I saw the men of Sidon and Arabia and Libya, too, where lambs are horned at birth.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Libya became a desert.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • A king of Libya ....
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • There have been rumors that they were part of some sort of a deal with Libya involving a payoff to take Saddam Hussein into exile, but I have no idea whether that's true or not.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • Most of its collection had been donated, as he recalled, by Muammar Khaddafi, the dictator of Libya, back in the early 1980s, and he thought it probably hadn't received any books since.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • So this was the submerged region that had existed outside Europe, Asia, and Libya, beyond the Pillars of Hercules, home of those powerful Atlantean people against whom ancient Greece had waged its earliest wars!
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • But it seemed every month another story appeared about a native of Iran, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Syria, or any one of a number of other Muslim countries who was released after months or years from one of these detention centers.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • All Nubia and Egypt, and a myriad from Libya, and a host of Troglodytes, and not a few Macrobii from beyond the Mountains of the Moon, lined the tented shores to see the cortege pass, wafted by perfumed winds and golden oars.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • Disk Crash MAY 27–JUNE 6 The historian Diodorus from Sicily, second century BC (who is regarded as an unreliable source by other historians), describes the Amazons of Libya, which at that time was a name used for all of north Africa west of Egypt.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
  • Let Libya with her sand vaunt herself no more; for though she brings forth chelydri, jaculi, and phareae, and cenchri with amphisboena, she never, with all Ethiopia, nor with the land that lies on the Red Sea, showed either so many plagues or so evil.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante's Inferno
  • Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians, we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • "My son was killed in Libya in nineteen forty-two," Alessandro said, "when he was twenty-three years of age."
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Aidid was wealthy, and his college-age daughter had friends in Europe, Libya, Kenya, and other places.
    Howard E. Wasdin & Stephen Templin  --  I Am a Seal Team Six Warrior
  • Some guys figured we'd be in Libya in a few weeks.
    Mark Owen  --  No Easy Day
  • Our intelligence department went over each region in the world, sometimes with a special emphasis on a certain situation like Libya.
    Mark Owen  --  No Easy Day
  • Civil war had gripped Libya, with rebels calling for NATO support.
    Mark Owen  --  No Easy Day

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