They have been predicting “the fall of America” for years, in the way that gibbon described the fall of Rome.
Send word to Gen. gibbon to take possession of Fredericksburg.
She began her daily hour of gibbon after breakfast with great zeal.
Where were the two divisions of gibbon, posted for the very purpose of looking out for Longstreet?
Doubleday and gibbon suffered fearfully, and Ewell and Taliaferro suffered.
So effectual was the fire that gibbon's advance was checked.
gibbon and Mommsen are the great examples to which he points.
gibbon in this connection says at least one irrefutable thing, and that is, that the Jewish people are men and women.
If you want to know how rapidly the Empire went down, ask gibbon.
D'you mean to tell me you've reached the age of twenty-four without reading gibbon?
1770, from French gibbon (18c.), supposedly from a word in the French colonies of India but not found in any language there. Brought to Europe by Marquis Joseph-François Dupleix (1697-1763), French governor general in India 1742-54. The surname is Old French Giboin, from Frankish *Geba-win "gift-friend," or in some cases a diminutive of Gibb, itself a familiar form of Gilbert.