Examples from the Web for damascus
Contemporary Examples of damascus
Chérif was arrested in Paris in January 2005 as he was about to board a plane to Damascus along with a man named Thamer Bouchnak.France Mourns—and Hunts
Nico Hines, Christopher Dickey
January 8, 2015
I jokingly asked him how he got the award: “Did you dress up like Lady Gaga in Damascus?”How Aasif Mandvi Became Jon Stewart’s Favorite Jihadi
November 16, 2014
And the valley hosts a hodgepodge of homegrown Syrian-American groups—some with close ties to the government in Damascus.Welcome to Assadville, USA
November 11, 2014
Rowaida Yousef, as she calls herself, used to be a math teacher and citizen journalist in Damascus.
Her arrest came at a checkpoint in Damascus in June 2013, when soldiers spotted an audio recorder in her bag.
Historical Examples of damascus
At length, in 750, the seat of government was moved from Damascus to Bagdad.
For the fourth time that day, Abdulla, the water-seller of Damascus, had come to the river's bank to fill his water-skin.All Men are Ghosts
L. P. Jacks
Damascus contains a Mohammedan mosque, called "the Synagogue of Damascus," a building of unequalled magnificence.Early Travels in Palestine
Arculf et al.
His tyranny drives another brother, Dekak of Damascus, into revolt.God Wills It!
William Stearns Davis
Through this is the road to the ancient land of Ephraim, and so to Nabls and Damascus.Jerusalem Explored, Volume I--Text
ancient city in Syria, famous in medieval times for silk and steel, mid-13c., from Latin Damascus, from Greek Damaskos, from Semitic (cf. Hebrew Dammeseq, Arabic Dimashq), from a pre-Semitic name of unknown origin. Related: Damascene, from Latin Damascenus "of Damascus."
from Latin Syria, from Greek Syria, from Syrioi "the Syrians," a name originally given to the Assyrians (Herodotus vii.63), a shortened form of Assyrioi (see Assyria).
An ancient city in Syria (and still its capital today). The Apostle Paul, then an official called Saul, was on his way from Jerusalem (see also Jerusalem) to Damascus to arrest Christians (see also Christian). He underwent a dramatic conversion on the road, in which he fell from his horse, saw a dazzling light, and “heard a voice saying unto him, ‘Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? ... I am Jesus, whom thou persecutest.’”
Capital of Syria and largest city in the country, located in southwestern Syria; the country's administrative, financial, and communications center.