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Word of the Day 11/22/20 Leviathan

Leviathan (noun)
leviathan [ li-vahy-uh-thuhn ]


noun
1. (often initial capital letter) Bible. a sea monster.
2. any huge marine animal, as the whale.
3. anything of immense size and power, as a huge, oceangoing ship.
4. (initial capital letter, italics) a philosophical work (1651) by Thomas Hobbes dealing with the political organization of society.

WORDS RELATED TO LEVIATHAN
enormous, colossal, monstrous, vast, large, immense, monumental, massive, prodigious, gigantic, gargantuan, huge, humongous, mammoth, towering, tremendous, great, magnificent, giant, extensive

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Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English levyathan < Late Latin leviathan ≪ Hebrew liwyāthān

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR LEVIATHAN
Specifically, we wanted to know how one determines whether a corporate leviathan that asks for information from a young startup — and maybe even invests in it — is really a friend or foe.
TOP MOBILITY VCS ON THE RISKS AND REWARDS IN PARTNERING WITH GIANTS LIKE AMAZON|CONNIE LOIZOS|OCTOBER 9, 2020|TECHCRUNCH

But this is a rare moment where the leviathan can be confronted and restrained.
OBAMA VS. ORWELL—THE BIGGEST FIGHT OF HIS SECOND TERM|JOHN AVLON|DECEMBER 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST

President Obama is wrestling with the leviathan and much more than just his legacy is at stake.
NSA SPYING SHOWS OBAMA’S MACHINE OUT OF CONTROL|JOHN AVLON|JUNE 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST

This is the leviathan that libertarians and conservatives have warned about in sometimes overheated, hyperpartisan terms.
NSA SPYING SHOWS OBAMA’S MACHINE OUT OF CONTROL|JOHN AVLON|JUNE 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST

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