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When he began to speak of The Leviathan, her face dropped again.

"Tis fortunate I shall be with thee when thou carvest the Leviathan," he said once.

"Make that young Leviathan speak," said Cleever impatiently, above his glass.

Well, you can see from this how the great Leviathan conflict began.

Madame began to bridle and to look as ostentatious as a leviathan.

Each of us, on leaving the Leviathan, had been rationed with a sandwich.

The great Leviathan that maketh the seas to seethe like boiling pan.

What am I that I should essay to hook the nose of this leviathan!

Look at a full-sized oak, the rooted Leviathan of the fields.

Hand to hand every newcomer must struggle with the leviathan.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "sea monster, sea serpent," also regarded as a form of Satan, from Late Latin leviathan, from Hebrew livyathan "dragon, serpent, huge sea animal," of unknown origin, perhaps related to liwyah "wreath," from root l-w-h- "to wind, turn, twist." Of powerful persons or things from c.1600. Hobbes's use is from 1651.

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