tower of Babel love

Definitions

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  • n. A situation where the use of many different languages is a source of confusion.

Etymologies

From the Biblical story of the Tower of Babel (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Or had the Taj Majal and Potala and tower of Babel been built to resemble this?

    Deeper

  • But the Birs-Nimrrud though it cannot be the tower of Babel itself; may well be taken to show the probable shape and character of the edifice.

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

  • Thus with probable reference to the supposed root of the name (mrd marad, "he revolted"), he is credited with having instigated the building of the tower of Babel and of being the author of Babylonian idolatry.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

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