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  • noun Plural form of Balaam.

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Examples

  • King, in suppressing and punishing in a legal way, those who are the troublers of Israel, the firebrands of hell, the Korahs, the Balaams, the

    A Legend of Montrose

  • “Yes,” said Parsons, half-sulkily, “to allow all Balaams who will to sacrifice to Baal, while they call themselves by the name of the Lord.”

    Westward Ho!

  • But he has endeavoured to draw that of the good in such an amiable manner, that the very Balaams of the world should not forbear to wish that their latter end might be like that of the heroine.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Rachel, and one of the Balaams of life, who keeps a tavern for fishermen, lured us into his bar parlour to look at a portrait of 'Gloria' which he had cut out of an illustrated paper and pinned up on the wall 'because it resembled me so much!'

    The Christian A Story

  • Balaams, the Doegs, the Rabshakehs, the Hamans, the Tobiahs, the Sanballats of our time; which done, we are satisfied.

    A Legend of Montrose

  • "Yes," said Parsons, half-sulkily, "to allow all Balaams who will to sacrifice to Baal, while they call themselves by the name of the Lord."

    Westward Ho!, or, the voyages and adventures of Sir Amyas Leigh, Knight, of Burrough, in the county of Devon, in the reign of her most glorious majesty Queen Elizabeth

  • When the bishop of St. Andrews had read some few lines of this admonition, he cast it from him, the bishop of Dumblane took it up, and reading it, said he, calls them Esau's, Balaams and Judases "Not so, said Mr. Duncan, read again, beware that ye be not like them."

    Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies) A Brief Historical Account of the Lives, Characters, and Memorable Transactions of the Most Eminent Scots Worthies

  • Note: Line 23, Balaams Way: Boulbie refers to the Old Testament figure, Balaam, who was known for his reluctance to prophesy God's message.

    A Testimony for Truth . . .

  • O ye Bishops and Priests of this Nation, ye have for a long time covered your selves with the name of Christ's Ministers, but now your covering3 is too narrow, and your Profession4 will not hide you, for the Light of Christ is risen, and with it you are judged and condemned, and seen to be Enemies5 to the cross of Christ and Strangers6 to the Covenant of Promise; being in Cains way7, who Gen. 4.8 slew his Brother about Religion; and in Balaams way8, Num, 22. who loved the Wages of Unrighteousness.

    A Testimony for Truth . . .

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