/ (ˈɡædəˌriːn) /

  1. relating to or engaged in a headlong rush

Origin of Gadarene

C19: via Late Latin from Greek Gadarēnos, of Gadara (Palestine), alluding to the Biblical Gadarene swine (Matthew 8:28ff.)

Words Nearby Gadarene

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How to use Gadarene in a sentence

  • But the evidence in favour of the Gadarene miracle is as good as that for any other.

    Lectures and Essays | Thomas Henry Huxley
  • A worse thing, surely, would have been to have gone hurtling over the precipice with some Gadarene swine!

    Poppy | Cynthia Stockley
  • Lower and lower sank her gunwale as we dropped aboard her, with no more care than the Gadarene swine whose fate we courted.

    Dead Men Tell No Tales | E. W. Hornung
  • Sylvia cried after him to remember the fate of the Gadarene shrine and to avoid going down-stairs too fast.

    Sylvia & Michael | Compton Mackenzie
  • “Surely the Gadarene swine went downhill,” put in Lady Caroline in a gently enquiring voice.