fire and brimstone

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fire and brimstone

n.
1. The punishment of hell.
2. Vehement rhetoric, especially homiletic rhetoric describing or warning of the punishments of hell.

fire and brimstone

- Eternal punishment in hell (from Genesis 19:24 and Revelation 19:20).
See also related terms for hell.
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Noun1.fire and brimstone - (Old Testament) God's means of destroying sinners; "his sermons were full of fire and brimstone"
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
eternal damnation, damnation - the state of being condemned to eternal punishment in Hell
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Special mention must be made of lanky and lugubrious Hugh Thomas, as the minister, whose modern sermon with its trendy inclusion of the internet and football gives way to hellfire and damnation as the old stories take centre stage.
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Paul, preaching hellfire and damnation, even for innocent victims of natural disasters, has a radio show of the type that makes most of us cringe.
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