That man was a leviathan! He took up a whole row of seats at the theatre.
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Origin of leviathan
Middle English huge biblical sea creaturefrom Late Latin from Hebrew liwyātānlwy in Semitic roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Hebrew (Biblical and Modern) לִוְיָתָן (“whale").
Leviathan Sentence Examples
In Leviathan he had vehemently assailed the system of the universities, as originally founded for the support of the papal against the civil authority, and as still working social mischief by adherence to the old learning.
There he continued the struggle for his side in a humorous work, in which the partisans of the council are amusingly taken to task by the demon Leviathan.
The word may be used in Job as typical of the primeval king of land animals, as leviathan of the water animals.
The State, it now seemed to Hobbes, might be regarded as a great artificial man or monster (Leviathan), composed of men, with a life that might be traced from its generation through human reason under pressure of human needs to its dissolution through civil strife proceeding from human passions.
We know the Leviathan only as it finally emerged from Hobbes's pen.