[ US /ɫəˈvaɪəθən/ ]
[ UK /lɛvˈa‍ɪ‍əθən/ ]
  1. the largest or most massive thing of its kind
    they were assigned the leviathan of textbooks
    it was a leviathan among redwoods
  2. monstrous sea creature symbolizing evil in the Old Testament
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How To Use leviathan In A Sentence

  • Matthew Walker, the eponymous company founded in 1899 and now owned by Northern Foods, is a leviathan of the Christmas pudding world. Move over Heston Blumenthal, I know how to make the perfect Christmas pud
  • Leviathans are one of the nastiest water animals that ever swam the seven seas, and I thought that a leviathan was scaring the fish away from something.
  • What I find funny about that Leviathan cover is that you can't improve upon the original. heu mihi commented at 8:23 AM~ Ferule & Fescue
  • One of the tendrils touched the tip of one of the leviathan 's tentacles. WATER BOOK TWO: REUNION
  • It is worthy of note, too, that the word leviathan in xli. 1 is used in a totally different sense from iii 8, where it is the mythological (sea?) dragon. Introduction to the Old Testament
  • Shoulder to shoulder, at least 20 people could stand with their backs against each of these leviathans.
  • Lincoln is lionized not because he saved self-government, but primarily because he sanctified and vastly extended Leviathan. February « 2009 « Antiwar.com Blog
  • Whether this leviathan be a whale or a crocodile is a great dispute among the learned, which I will not undertake to determine; some of the particulars agree more easily to the one, others to the other; both are very strong and fierce, and the power of the Creator appears in them. Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume III (Job to Song of Solomon)
  • The humpback whale, that mighty leviathan of the briny deep, hardly strikes one as a marvel of agility; on the contrary, it seems the very embodiment of stateliness and power.
  • Fish populations plummeted and eventually, when the canal was 30 kilometers long and the sea continued to move away, the boats were abandoned to lie like great leviathans on sands that were once sea bottom.
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