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confusion worse confounded

Complete confusion, deriving from a usage by Milton in Paradise Lost (1667).

confusion worse confounded

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

... worse confounded complete confusion, deriving from a usage by Milton in Paradise Lost ( 1667...

Confusion

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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2013

... Confusion of tongues According to the Bible ( Genesis 11:1–9 ) the people of the earth originally spoke one language and lived together. They built a city and a tower as a rallying point, but God, seeing this as the beginning of ambition, ‘did confound the language of all the earth’ and scattered them abroad and hence the town was called babel . This was taken as an explanation of the diversity of languages and the dispersal of mankind and of the origin of the name babylon . Confusion worse confounded Disorder redoubled, a mix-up that has gone from...

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