American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Variant of Zion.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. originally a stronghold captured by David (the 2nd king of the Israelites); above it was built a temple and later the name extended to the whole hill; finally it became a synonym for the city of Jerusalem
- n. an imaginary place considered to be perfect or ideal
- n. Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
“But, of course, there is also the possibility the Dossiers Secrets were deliberately designed to create exactly this impression, weaving together otherwise unrelated occurrences that just happen to have something such as the name Sion in common and that reinforce one or another of the major themes of the Dossiers.”
“ He wanted to be remembered for his commitment to Israel and considered the name Sion perfect for him, since his life was all about Israel.”
“For they stumbled at that stumblingstone; 33 As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.”
“How can we call Sion a force for change when he goes against the very morals that made us love him in the first place?”
“1 Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion: and unto thee shall the vow be performed.”
“On Feb. 21, nine people were killed and another disappeared under a wall of snow in the Swiss town of Evolene, near the resort of Sion, which is bidding for the 2006 Winter Olympics.”
“The gateway to Dharavi begins at a suburb called Sion, and that was where we alighted for our first-hand encounter.”
“And out of Sion, which is the perfection of beauty, hath God shined, Psal.”
“As a result, after much internal discussion and argument, the Sion Chapter adopted the Strict Observance, throwing Johnson out.49In other words, the Strict Observance began with a secret Templar group called Sion.”
“Egypt, etc. To this Sion, which is the church of God, many shall resort from all nations.”
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