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Genghis Khan

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Definition Mongol conqueror who united the Mongols, and conquered lands from the Black Sea to the pacific Ocean (c. 1165 - 1227)
  • Some baddies wanted power—and the Egg, by its unique resources, has latent in it key to such power as Genghis Khan never dreamed.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • Well, you sound suspiciously like Genghis Khan.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • Boston's gift to the boardrooms of Genghis Khan?
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • He storms back and forth, bellowing like Genghis Khan at a troop inspection.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • Baba jan had once counted its rings with Adel and concluded that the tree had likely seen Genghis Khan's army march past.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • He went to battle with Genghis Khan.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • This man is a Napoleon, a Genghis Khan, Attila the Hun.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • His countenance and dress was that of a Mongol, but of a high caste—more Genghis Khan than Attila the Hun.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • Genghis Khan's grandson attacked it in the thirteenth century, but he was killed.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • "Genghis Khan," he said, "lone wolves on dusky steppes, snow and schnapps, whips and knouts, Schlusselburg prison and Holy Orthodoxy.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Would I be willing to accept sixty-five, Genghis Khan's age on dying?
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • In Balti, "Changazi" means "of the family of Genghis Khan," and can be used as a slang word conveying a terrifying type of ruthlessness.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Did you know, Young Ju, Gomo says and folds the baby shirt in a square, Genghis Khan— Outside, a car door slams.
    An Na  --  A Step from Heaven
  • Those tribesmen even held off Genghis Khan, and his guys were the Navy SEALs of the thirteenth century.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • "So did Genghis Khan," Baba said.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • 'A killer's a killer, no matter the name he assumes, whether it's Genghis Khan or Jack the Ripper, or, if you will, Carlos the Jackal — even the assassin, Jason Bourne.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • In 1812, Napoleon had marched his men fifteen hundred miles to Moscow; in the thirteenth century, Genghis Khan advanced four thousand miles from Mongolia to the shores of the Mediterranean.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Some of the greatest figures in Earth's history were actually the product of humans and the Loric, including Buddha, Aristotle, Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, Leonardo da Vinci, Isaac Newton, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • He collected—different types of horses' bits from the earliest times to the present day—but, since he did not prosecute even this occupation with any vigour, he cannot have needed much money for the acquirement, say, of the bit of Genghis Khan's charger—if Genghis Khan had a charger.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • Her aunt was silent, and Jean Louise continued: "I was real impressed with the parable where since the dawn of history the rulers of the world have always been white, except Genghis Khan or somebody—the author was real fair about that—and he made a killin' point about even the Pharaohs were white and their subjects were either black or Jews—"
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman

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