[ US /dəˈmæskəs/ ]
  1. an ancient city (widely regarded as the world's oldest) and present capital and largest city of Syria; according to the New Testament, the Apostle Paul (then known as Saul) underwent a dramatic conversion on the road to Damascus
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How To Use Damascus In A Sentence

  • There is mango pulp from Gujurat, tahini from Damascus, nougat from Lahore and Heinz baked beans.
  • And he concludes, after referring to the fortuitous duty-free shopping interlude I shared with Bashar en route back to London from Damascus, by remarking: By this time, Michael, whos a very engaging personality, is a friend of the family! A Question of Honour
  • Damascus and was performing his purificatory ablution on the edge of a tank when his feet slipped and he fell into the reservoir but saved himself with great trouble. The Gulistan of Sa'di
  • Turkish sources reported Wednesday that Syria is interested in Turkish mediated indirect talk between Damascus and Tel Aviv. IMEMC News
  • But ignoring it or treating it with condescendence, motivated by the achievements in Libya, would cost Obama dearly, especially if he fails to take decisive action in Syria or provides Iran and Hezbollah in Lebanon -- as well as the regime in Damascus -- with a way out. Raghida Dergham: How Will Iran and Hezbollah Respond to the Syrian Regime's Predicament?
  • Members of the Banu Sa'd al-Din, a prominent Sufi family in Damascus, made talismans and charms which could reportedly heal the sick and cure the insane.
  • They simply shrug and tell us that what could be moved has already been moved to Damascus. Times, Sunday Times
  • Although Damascus insists that its forces are conducting an antismuggling operation, the Lebanese government is eyeing the moves with unease, believing that the unusual scale of the deployment has more to do with tensions between the two countries over recent sectarian clashes in northern Lebanon. Political Resonance
  • The prestige and appeal of their manners radiated far beyond the exclusive social cliques of Damascus itself.
  • A particularly striking video that emerged earlier this week purportedly showed a few dozen young men protesting in a Damascus street. Times, Sunday Times
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