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Babylonish

[bab-uh-lon-ish, -loh-nish, bab-uh-loh-nish, bab-uh-luh-nish] /ˈbæb əˌlɒn ɪʃ, -ˌloʊ nɪʃ, ˌbæb əˈloʊ nɪʃ, ˈbæb ə lə nɪʃ/
adjective
Origin of Babylonish
1525-1535
1525-35; Babylon(ia) + -ish1
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  • But after the Babylonish captivity a part of them returned and settled down here.

    Historical Miniatures August Strindberg
  • But then he went on to say that it was no longer applicable to the Babylonish captivity.

    Earl Hubert's Daughter Emily Sarah Holt
  • He then took upon himself the title of king, which had fallen into disuse since the Babylonish captivity.

  • A phrase, "Babylonish women," crept into his mind from some old yellow page.

    The Happy End Joseph Hergesheimer
  • According to the hypothesis in question, he lived about the close of the Babylonish captivity.

    Companion to the Bible E. P. Barrows
  • All the Jews understood it as relating to the Babylonish captivity.

    Ecce Homo! Paul Henry Thiry Baron d' Holbach
  • For seventy years the seat of the Papacy remained there, and this has been called the time of the Babylonish captivity.

  • Now walks she veiled in black and gold from Babylonish looms.

    Istar of Babylon Margaret Horton Potter
  • She was a great excavator of Babylonish and Hittite ruins, and she married a diplomat who went to glory three years back.

    Greenmantle John Buchan
  • The second of Chronicles ends, like the second of Kings, with the Babylonish captivity.

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