the giant warrior of the Philistines whom David killed with a stone from a sling. 1 Samuel 17:48–51.
(usually lowercase) a giant.
(usually lowercase) a very large, powerful, or influential person or thing: a neighborhood grocery competing against the supermarket goliaths.
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How to use Goliath in a sentence
For both Davids and Goliaths, advantages are rarely linearly related to success.Malcolm Gladwell In Five Minutes: What to Know to Pretend You’ve Read the New Book | Thomas Flynn | October 5, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Like JPMorgan Chase and other goliaths born with the end of Glass-Steagall, Citi played the securitization game as well.
And the financial goliaths that inhaled our money got their soaring stock prices, profits, and bonuses.
On each line of staging there were four Goliaths, preceded by a stage-erecting machine.
But he is so far sufficient against his Harapha (for at that date there were no critical Goliaths about).Matthew Arnold | George Saintsbury
These men move about, Sauls and Goliaths among us, taller by many a cubit.American Eloquence, Volume II. (of 4) | Various
Once more David, armed with a sling, has gone up against ten Goliaths.The Art of Public Speaking | Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
They were the Davids against the Goliaths of British monopoly.The Columbia River | William Denison Lyman
British Dictionary definitions for Goliath
Old Testament a Philistine giant from Gath who terrorized the Hebrews until he was killed by David with a stone from his sling (I Samuel 17)
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