babylon

Part of speech: noun

An ancient splendid city, the capital of Babylonia; now in ruins.

Part of speech: noun

Any great city regarded as a seat of luxury and vice.

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Usage examples "babylon":

  1. To that I will constantly bend my thoughts, never forgetting it, for I dare not tarry; with the years already on my head, fate may arrest my steps, and the tower of Babylon remain unfinished. - "Old Fritz and the New Era", Louise Muhlbach.
  2. 8 to the time when Jehoiachin was carried away to Babylon. - "Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions. Vol. 2", Ernst Hengstenberg.
  3. Babylonia has become a united kingdom with its capital and centre at Babylon. - "Patriarchal Palestine", Archibald Henry Sayce.