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Baalbek

[bahl-bek, bey-uh l-, beyl-]
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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Examples from the Web for baalbek

Historical Examples

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for baalbek

Baalbek

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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