Origin of Juggernaut
Examples from the Web for juggernaut
The whole purpose was to create this idea that there was this Prussian juggernaut.How The Cold War Endgame Played Out In The Rubble Of The Berlin Wall|William O’Connor|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It did little to stop this juggernaut, as the Chiefs racked up another 47 points in the second half, despite emptying their bench.Native American Basketball Team in Wyoming Have Hoop Dreams Of Their Own|Robert Silverman|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That is what my book is about: How do you get the strength to jump off the juggernaut of a relationship?Novelist Holly Peterson Talks About New York, Power Trippers, and Love|Hannah Seligson|April 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The juggernaut franchise that has made obscene amounts of money may have finally reached the point of diminishing returns.‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ Review: The Juggernaut Franchise Might Be Drying Up|Alec Kubas-Meyer|November 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In short, if your online community occupies a specific niche, joining the Facebook juggernaut can hamper your growth.
Then something screamed at them out there in the night and came at them like a juggernaut.Hunters Out of Space|Joseph Everidge Kelleam
One might as well expect to sleep in momentary expectation of the Juggernaut.
What, after all, was the old god of the river to the Juggernaut of the city?A Son of Hagar|Sir Hall Caine
Because he is in doubt whether to give up his jug or not (Juggernaut).How to Solve Conundrums|Anonymous
Juggernaut became conscious of a distinctly more lenient attitude towards the Rector's precipitancy.A Safety Match|Ian Hay
Word Origin for Juggernaut
1630s, "huge wagon bearing an image of the god Krishna," especially that at the town of Puri, drawn annually in procession in which (apocryphally) devotees allowed themselves to be crushed under its wheels in sacrifice. Altered from Jaggernaut, a title of Krishna (an incarnation of Vishnu), from Hindi Jagannath, literally "lord of the world," from Sanskrit jagat "world" (literally "moving," present participle of *jagati "he goes," from PIE *gwa- "to go, come" (see come (v.)) + natha-s "lord, master," from nathate "he helps, protects," from PIE *na- "to help." The first European description of the festival is by Friar Odoric (c.1321). Figurative sense of "anything that demands blind devotion or merciless sacrifice" is from 1854.
A deity in Hinduism, considered a deliverer from sin. His image is carried on a large wagon in an annual procession in India, and according to legend the wagon crushed worshipers who threw themselves under it.