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Antioch

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Antioch a town in southern Turkey; ancient commercial center and capital of Syria; an early center of Christianity
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Usage

In literature:

Antioch was the chief city of Syria, and was so large that it had more than two hundred thousand inhabitants.
"Sketches of Church History" by James Craigie Robertson
Give the gist of Paul's sermon at Antioch.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
He had never seen the mighty cities in Egypt to the south of Him, nor Antioch in Syria to the north.
"Five Young Men" by Charles Reynolds Brown
Where is the wealth of Antioch, and where the jewels which Solomon gave the Queen of Sheba?
"The Book of Buried Treasure" by Ralph D. Paine
He may have negotiated with Alexius about a principality at Antioch; if he did so, he had little encouragement.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2" by Various
It is not named by itself any more than Alexandria, or Antioch.
"The Church of England cleared from the charge of Schism" by Thomas William Allies
I know'd the Professor when he tried to keep boarders over near Antioch.
"A Yankee from the West" by Opie Read
Under the empire we chiefly hear of the earthquakes which shook Antioch.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
Christmas and St Stephen, which were introduced at Antioch c. A.D. 378 and 379 respectively.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3" by Various
That he had excluded the Christians of Antioch from his treaty; 4.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper
He formed a congregation of his adherents at Antioch, and made Vitalis their bishop.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
The next year Lysias advanced from Antioch, the Syrian capital, with a force of sixty-five thousand.
"Stories of the Olden Time" by Various
They were still rife in Antioch in 260.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
Roman soldier-historian of the fourth century, b. at Antioch.
"A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations" by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
Did you not keep at Antioch the famous tavern of the Cross of Salvation?
"The Pilgrim's Shell or Fergan the Quarryman" by Eugène Sue
Lucian was a priest of Antioch who was martyred at Nicomedia in A.D. 311 or 312.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various
The classical example is the case of Paul of Samosata, bishop of Antioch.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 9" by Various
Never has there been a greater missionary bishop than the 'golden-mouthed' preacher of Antioch and Constantinople.
"Henry Martyn Saint and Scholar" by George Smith
In 1098 he was in a battle near Antioch when the infidels were defeated.
"Richard III: His Life & Character" by Clements R. Markham
DERBY, S. C. Antioch College, Ohio.
"United States Government Publications, v. 8 Jan-Jun 1892" by Compiled
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In poetry:

GOVERNOR. Enough, no farther.
Lelius, thou a son of mine,
A disturber? Thou a scandal
To all Antioch through my favour?
"The Wonder-Working Magician - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
I have almost been reduced to a homeless pauper.
This fatal city, Antioch,
has consumed all my money;
this fatal city with its expensive life.
"They Should Have Provided" by Constantine P Cavafy
LELIUS. This confusion is occasioned
(Hear a singular adventure),
Sir, by Cyprian, who being absent
Many days again has entered
Antioch completely mad.
"The Wonder-Working Magician - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
And, as the dove to far Palmyra flying
From where her native founts of Antioch beam,
Weary, exhausted, longing, panting, sighing,
Lights sadly at the desert's bitter stream,—
"Twilight Thoughts" by Maria Gowen Brooks

In news:

Deer Valley's Kendall Smith (15) lays up for shot in front of Salesian's Mario Dunn (3) in the first half of a basketball game at Der Valley High in Antioch, Calif, on Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012.
A mail collection box outside the lobby of Antioch's main post office has been replaced after vandals damaged it and possibly stole mail from it, a US Postal Inspection Service spokeswoman said.
Law enforcement agencies in Pittsburg, Antioch and Brentwood could soon have their own deputy district attorney to prosecute crimes.
'Humbug' opens this weekend in downtown Antioch.
Antioch may revise its employee retirement pay calculations to entice veteran police officers to transfer from other agencies.
Stingy Jack The Pumpkin King played by Raven Bonham of Antioch poses in front of the bloody reflecting pond at Fright Fest preview night.
Antioch's current success no surprise, and not fleeting .
Soggy stories in northwest Antioch are all too familiar this time of year for local residents, schools and businesses at risk of flooding .
'Fabulous Follies ' this weekend at Antioch's El Campanil.
'The Fabulous Follies ' at Antioch's El Campanil.
Antioch's current success no surprise, and not fleeting.
Frightening letter sent home to parents in Antioch.
(from left to right) Dr Robert M Waterman, Pastor of Antioch Baptist Church, Sharon Devonish-Leid and Reverend Joseph Jones participate in Project Safe Surrender (Hannah Sheehan).
At 17, the Antioch resident has already performed with professional stand-up comics, garnering attention along the way.
Will hold a series of photo sessions at pet stores in Antioch and Pittsburg to raise money for its work.
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