Origin of pandemonium
Examples from the Web for pandemonium
Amidst all the pandemonium, the show just carried on to the consternation of some guests.Builder Crashes Through Roof Of London Fashion Week Show|Tom Sykes|September 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The result would have been pandemonium; I could be married at the movie theater but not at the bar afterward.
What if the pandemonium of the internet was turned into something more indexical and even tangible?The A-Z Dictionary of Google Images—For the Moment|Sarah Moroz|February 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Kamel recalls the cries of her classmates, and the pandemonium that erupted as the students tried to flee their classrooms.
In spite of the pandemonium, the Navy men were rushing forward, rifles and demolition equipment in hand.The Story of the American Journalists Who Landed on D-Day|Timothy M. Gay|June 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
We had five hundred of the poor creatures on board on their way to the Darien pandemonium.The English in the West Indies|James Anthony Froude
It is infinitely sweeter to be attracted by the fragrance of Paradise than to be repelled by the sulphurous fumes of Pandemonium.
On coming out Crum said: "It's half an hour before they close; let's go on to the Pandemonium."The Forsyte Saga, Complete|John Galsworthy
Pandemonium broke loose on the visitors side-lines, while the home boys were still with apprehension and disappointment.Deering of Deal|Latta Griswold
Grandfather Fragini cried, his old voice a quavering bird note in the pandemonium.The Last Shot|Frederick Palmer
British Dictionary definitions for pandemonium
Word Origin for pandemonium
Word Origin and History for pandemonium
1667, Pandæmonium, in "Paradise Lost" the name of the palace built in the middle of Hell, "the high capital of Satan and all his peers," coined by John Milton (1608-1674) from Greek pan- "all" (see pan-) + Late Latin daemonium "evil spirit," from Greek daimonion "inferior divine power," from daimon "lesser god" (see demon).
Transferred sense "place of uproar" is from 1779; that of "wild, lawless confusion" is from 1865. Related: Pandemoniac; pandemoniacal; pandemonian; pandemonic.