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Baalbek

[bahl-bek, bey-uh l-, beyl-] /ˈbɑl bɛk, ˈbeɪ əl-, ˈbeɪl-/
noun
1.
a town in E Lebanon: ruins of ancient city; Temple of the Sun. 16,000. Ancient Greek name, Heliopolis.
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  • We must leave Baalbek as soon as the religious formalities are done.

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
  • And this young man from Baalbek,” we ask, “how did he live in this forest?

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
  • And all for one, who until now, ever since he left Baalbek, did not think on thee.

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
  • Tis more than a year now since I slinked out of Baalbek, leaving you in the dark about me.

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
  • After I deliver my address to-day, Shakib, we will take the first train for Baalbek.

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
  • He will leave for Baalbek by the first train, and be there ahead of them.

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
  • And yet, he is not the only one in Baalbek who returned from America with phthisis.

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
  • The enterprising traveller explored the Lebanon and Baalbek.

  • The village, or town, of Baalbek is extensive and flourishing.

    Tent Work in Palestine Claude Reignier Conder
  • The greatest marvel of Baalbek has, however, still to be noticed.

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British Dictionary definitions for Baalbek

Baalbek

/ˈbɑːlbɛk/
noun
1.
a town in E Lebanon: an important city in Phoenician and Roman times; extensive ruins. Pop: 150 000 (1998 est) Ancient name Heliopolis
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