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Shinar

[shahy-nahr] /ˈʃaɪ nɑr/
noun
1.
a land mentioned in the Bible, often identified with Sumer.
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  • The dromedary that brought me here is the fleetest in all the land of Shinar.

    Sarchedon G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville
  • Are we not more insensate than the first inhabitants of the plain of Shinar?

  • As men journeyed westward from their original home in the East, they encountered a plain in the land of Shinar where they settled.

  • There is none in all the land of Shinar before whom I would not rather bow down my face than the prince.

    Sarchedon G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville
  • Roses hath he on his forehead, he is crowned with roses from Shinar.

    Marzio's Crucifix and Zoroaster F. Marion Crawford
  • I am unworthy to reign in Shinar; I am unworthy even to draw bow among the sons of Ashur!

    Sarchedon G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville
  • You would suppose that in the whole land of Shinar no wife was ever left a widow before.

    Sarchedon G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville
  • So far as our materials enable us to judge, civilised man existed from the beginning in "the land of Shinar."

  • When Asshur "went forth out of the land of Shinar," it was to build cities, one of which is expressly called "a great city."

  • They own no houses, and they go forth to pillage and to capture booty in the land of Shinar and El-Yemen.

British Dictionary definitions for Shinar

Shinar

/ˈʃaɪnə/
noun
1.
(Old Testament) the southern part of the valley of the Tigris and Euphrates, often identified with Sumer; Babylonia
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