day of reckoning


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day of reckoning

n
a time when the effects of one's past mistakes or misdeeds catch up with one
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Noun1.day of reckoning - (New Testament) day at the end of time following Armageddon when God will decree the fates of all individual humans according to the good and evil of their earthly livesday of reckoning - (New Testament) day at the end of time following Armageddon when God will decree the fates of all individual humans according to the good and evil of their earthly lives
New Testament - the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible
day - some point or period in time; "it should arrive any day now"; "after that day she never trusted him again"; "those were the days"; "these days it is not unusual"
2.day of reckoning - an unpleasant or disastrous destinyday of reckoning - an unpleasant or disastrous destiny; "everyone was aware of the approaching doom but was helpless to avoid it"; "that's unfortunate but it isn't the end of the world"
destiny, fate - an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future
Translations
يَوْم الحِساب
den odplaty
leszámolás: a leszámolás napja
skuldadagar; dómsdagur
deň odplaty
kıyamet günü

day of reckoning

n the day of reckoningil giorno del giudizio

reckon

(ˈrekən) verb
1. to consider. He is reckoned (to be / as / as being) the best pianist in Britain.
2. (especially American) to think; to have decided; to intend. Do you reckon we'll succeed?; Is he reckoning on coming?
ˈreckoning noun
1. calculation; counting. By my reckoning, we must be about eight kilometres from the town.
2. the settling of debts etc.
day of reckoning
the time when one has to pay for, or be punished for, one's mistakes, crimes etc.
reckon on
to depend on or expect. I was reckoning on meeting him tonight.
reckon up
to count or calculate. to reckon up the total cost.
reckon with
to be prepared for; to take into consideration. I didn't reckon with all these problems; He's a man to be reckoned with (= a powerful man).
References in classic literature ?
This he used to call his day of reckoning or faire la lessive.
Of course, this only set back the day of reckoning and seduced us into spending more than we would have spent on a cash basis.
Are you well assured that the day of reckoning has come at last?
The fall of one small stone cast by the valiant Elijah, known as "the fighting twin," did break the stillness of the woods for a moment, but it did not come within a hundred yards of Minnie, who shouted "Jail Birds" at the top of her lungs and then turned, with an agreeable feeling of excitement, to meet Rebecca, standing perfectly still in the path, with a day of reckoning plainly set forth in her blazing eyes.
When the day of reckoning had come the peasant led him into a barn, and pointing to two full sacks, said: 'Take whichever of these you choose.
May Jove the king of heaven be my witness, and the rites of hospitality, with that hearth of Ulysses to which I now come, that Ulysses himself is even now in Ithaca, and, either going about the country or staying in one place, is enquiring into all these evil deeds and preparing a day of reckoning for the suitors.
And I owe it to myself to bring Geoffrey Delamayn to a day of reckoning if I can.
There will be a day of reckoning sooner or later, and it will be a heavy one for you if they are wronged.
No fresh outbreak of anger against him, no new appeal to me to hasten the day of reckoning escaped her.
Her day of reckoning with the captain had not come yet -- she merely added the new item to her list, and availed herself of the camp-stool.
You have not a day of reckoning staring you in the face.
Day of Reckoning is a well written western with a touch more reality than most.