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  • n. Plural form of chiliad.


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  • To the ice of ten chiliads will be added the ice of the winter now almost upon us, and the two will embrace like brothers and begin their march upon these northern lands.

    The Urth of the New Sun

  • For a moment I considered taking his batardeau to replace the knife I had lost so many chiliads ago, but the thought of wielding a poisoned blade was repugnant.

    The Urth of the New Sun

  • Were life and death balanced? was her own soul chiliads old, forgetting its former existences, save as dim, undefinable reminiscences, flashed fitfully upon it?


  • For centuries I dreamed -- or was it chiliads? or only one long night?

    Lilith, a romance

  • He confounds myriads with chiliads, and gives Cantacuzene no more than 5000 hogs.

    History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — Volume 6

  • The men are as accurately enumerated as if their names were given. seven thousand -- Elliott interprets seven chiliads or provinces, that is, the seven Dutch United Provinces lost to the papacy; and "names of men," titles of dignity, duchies, lordships, &c. Rather, seven thousand combine the two mystical perfect and comprehensive numbers seven and thousand, implying the full and complete destruction of the impenitent. the remnant -- consisting of the Israelite inhabitants not slain.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible


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