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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/
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Origin of Babylonish
1525-1535
First recorded in 1525-35; Babylon(ia) + -ish1
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  • But then he went on to say that it was no longer applicable to the Babylonish captivity.

    Earl Hubert's Daughter Emily Sarah Holt
  • My writing is to me a precious thing—and a rare bird—and a Babylonish jade.

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

    The Happy End Joseph Hergesheimer
  • All the Jews understood it as relating to the Babylonish captivity.

    Ecce Homo! Paul Henry Thiry Baron d' Holbach
  • The cylinder is of Babylonish workmanship and great antiquity.

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

    Istar of Babylon Margaret Horton Potter
  • Men of Elam and Babylonish traitors were hand-to-hand with the defenders of the temple.

    Istar of Babylon Margaret Horton Potter
  • Babylonish battle-cries mingled with Median phrases of triumph.

    Istar of Babylon Margaret Horton Potter
  • Beltani herself was not, like so many of the Babylonish women, in trade.

    Istar of Babylon Margaret Horton Potter
  • The second of Chronicles ends, like the second of Kings, with the Babylonish captivity.

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