Theology. the spirit of evil personified; the devil; Satan.
(in Milton's Paradise Lost) one of the fallen angels.
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How to use Belial in a sentence
Wilt thou withhold thy hand from the battle, to defend, from these sons of Belial, the captive of thy bow and of thy spear?Peveril of the Peak | Sir Walter Scott
Iago's self, or his master, smooth-tongued Belial, could not have managed matters better.Heart | Martin Farquhar Tupper
And if, in despite of them, you succeed in this affair, then after your example I will bring together Christ and Belial.History of the Great Reformation, Volume IV | J. H. Merle D'Aubign
I say;” whereupon the others laugh, and Belial Mackworth observes, “And let those monitors try to peach if they dare.St. Winifred's | Frederic W. Farrar
Belial junior will have to curtail his breakfast-time this morning, I guess,” he continued to Whalley; “the young villain!St. Winifred's | Frederic W. Farrar
British Dictionary definitions for Belial
a demon mentioned frequently in apocalyptic literature: identified in the Christian tradition with the devil or Satan
(in the Old Testament and rabbinical literature) worthlessness or wickedness
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