But this is a rare moment where the leviathan can be confronted and restrained.
President Obama is wrestling with the leviathan and much more than just his legacy is at stake.
Whatever you think of this leviathan budget, President Obama cannot be accused of being a trimmer, or reticent.
This is the leviathan that libertarians and conservatives have warned about in sometimes overheated, hyperpartisan terms.
His newest series, leviathan, is a steampunk reimagining of WWI Europe.
But possessing all the grand distinctive features of the leviathan, most naturalists have recognised him for one.
"Tis fortunate I shall be with thee when thou carvest the leviathan," he said once.
Grotesque boulders of leviathan size lay strewn and standing in grass-covered openings.
"Make that young leviathan speak," said Cleever impatiently, above his glass.
The Duke of Bedford is the leviathan among all the creatures of the crown.
late 14c., "sea monster, sea serpent," also regarded as a form of Satan, from Late Latin leviathan, from Hebrew livyathan "dragon, serpent, huge sea animal," of unknown origin, perhaps related to liwyah "wreath," from root l-w-h- "to wind, turn, twist." Of powerful persons or things from c.1600. Hobbes's use is from 1651.
a transliterated Hebrew word (livyathan), meaning "twisted," "coiled." In Job 3:8, Revised Version, and marg. of Authorized Version, it denotes the dragon which, according to Eastern tradition, is an enemy of light; in 41:1 the crocodile is meant; in Ps. 104:26 it "denotes any large animal that moves by writhing or wriggling the body, the whale, the monsters of the deep." This word is also used figuratively for a cruel enemy, as some think "the Egyptian host, crushed by the divine power, and cast on the shores of the Red Sea" (Ps. 74:14). As used in Isa. 27:1, "leviathan the piercing [R.V. 'swift'] serpent, even leviathan that crooked [R.V. marg. 'winding'] serpent," the word may probably denote the two empires, the Assyrian and the Babylonian.