Tower of Babel

noun phrase

Examples of Tower of Babel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The author elucidates other tales such as the Tower of Babel. Joan Taylor, The Christian Science Monitor, 28 Mar. 2024 Robinson isn’t especially interested in the historical actuality of events like the expulsion from Eden, the flood, or the Tower of Babel. James Wood, The New Yorker, 4 Mar. 2024 It was traditionally used as an adhesive, for instance in the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:3). Diana Gitig, Ars Technica, 27 May 2023 Phelps went on to publish hateful pamphlets such as America for Americans, America’s Mother Country, and in 1940 An American’s History of Hollywood: The Tower of Babel. Chris Yogerst, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 Nov. 2023 The Tower of Babel remained as incomplete as the Winchester Mystery House. Myriam Gurba, Los Angeles Times, 14 Nov. 2023 There is a 15th-century castle, and the cathedral has one of the finest mosaic floors in Italy, with zodiac signs, the Tower of Babel, and even Alexander the Great on it, all done in the 12th century. Julia Buckley, Travel + Leisure, 9 Aug. 2023 So Tower of Babel and even in the Feast of St. Valentine and Guardian Angels as Christian themes. Steve Baltin, Forbes, 4 May 2023 All else is a Tower of Babel, a teetering Jenga of misunderstood languages and misinformation. Robert Allen Papinchak | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 26 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1718, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Tower of Babel was in 1718

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“Tower of Babel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tower%20of%20Babel. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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