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hell

 (hĕl)
n.
1. Christianity
a. often Hell The place of eternal punishment for the wicked after death, often imagined as being presided over by Satan and his devils.
b. A state of separation from God; exclusion from God's presence.
2. The abode of the dead in any of various religious traditions, such as the Hebrew Sheol or the Greek Hades; the underworld.
3.
a. A situation or place of evil, misery, discord, or destruction: "War is hell" (William Tecumseh Sherman).
b. An extremely difficult experience; torment or anguish: went through hell on the job.
4.
a. The spirits in hell or the powers of evil: All hell could not stop him.
b. Informal One that causes trouble, agony, or annoyance: The boss is hell when a job is poorly done.
5. A sharp scolding: gave the student hell for cheating.
6.
a. A tailor's receptacle for discarded material.
b. Printing A hellbox.
7. Informal
a. An outstanding or noteworthy example: You are one hell of a good cook.
b. Used as an intensive: How the hell should I know?
8. Archaic A gambling house.
intr.v. helled, hell·ing, hells Informal
To behave riotously; carouse: out all night helling around.
interj.
Used to express anger, disgust, or impatience.
Idioms:
for the hell of it
For no particular reason; on a whim: walked home by the old school for the hell of it.
hell on Informal
1. Damaging or destructive to: Driving in a hilly town is hell on the brakes.
2. Unpleasant to or painful for.
hell or/and high water
Troubles or difficulties of whatever magnitude: We're staying, come hell or high water.
hell to pay
Great trouble: If we're wrong, there'll be hell to pay.
like hell Informal
1. Used as an intensive: He ran like hell to catch the bus.
2. Used to express strong contradiction or refusal: He says he's going along with us—Like hell he is!
to hell and gone
1. A long distance away: drove to hell and gone and still couldn't find a diner.
2. Far and wide: friends scattered to hell and gone.
3. Into the next world: The bomb blew the truck to hell and gone.
to hell with
Used to express contempt for or dismissal of someone or something.

[Middle English helle, from Old English; see kel- in Indo-European roots.]
Word History: When the Anglo-Saxons became Christian in early medieval times, the Old English word hel was used to translate the Latin word īnfernus, "the lower region, hell," and designate the fiery place of eternal punishment for the damned. But what did hel designate before the conversion of the Anglo-Saxons? We can discover some indication of the original pagan meaning of hel by examining its Old Norse equivalent, hel. The medieval Scandinavians and Icelanders were converted from paganism much later than the Anglo-Saxons, and they preserved a good deal of pagan poetry revealing the ancient Scandinavian vision of the afterworld. The medieval Icelandic scholar Snorri Sturluson, a Christian, also paints a vivid picture of hel for us in his accounts of Norse myth (although his description may have been influenced by his own Christian conception of hell). The Old Norse hel is the abode of oathbreakers, other evil persons, and those unlucky enough to have died of old age or sickness rather than in the glory of the battlefield. Unlike the typical Christian conception of Hell, the Old Norse hel is very cold. It contrasts sharply with Valhalla, the hall in Asgard where heroes slain in battle carouse with the gods after death. In Old Norse, Hel is also the name of the goddess or giantess who presides in hel. She is the daughter of the god Loki and sister of the enormous wolf that will attack the gods at the end of the world. One half of Hel's body is blue-black, while the other is white. The Indo-European root behind Old English hel and Old Norse hel, as well as their Germanic relatives like German Hölle, "hell," is *kel-, "to cover, conceal." In origin, hell is thus the "concealed place." The root *kel-, also gives us other words for things that cover, conceal, or contain, such as hall, hole, hollow, helmet, and even Valhalla, from Old Norse Valhöll, literally the "Hall (höll) of the Slain (Valr)."

hell

(hɛl)
n
1. (Theology) Christianity (sometimes capital)
a. the place or state of eternal punishment of the wicked after death, with Satan as its ruler
b. forces of evil regarded as residing there
2. (Other Non-Christian Religions) (sometimes capital) (in various religions and cultures) the abode of the spirits of the dead. See also Hel, Hades, Sheol
3. pain, extreme difficulty, etc
4. informal a cause of such difficulty or suffering: war is hell.
5. US and Canadian high spirits or mischievousness: there's hell in that boy.
6. (Knitting & Sewing) a box used by a tailor for discarded material
7. (Gambling, except Cards) rare a gambling house, booth, etc
8. as hell (intensifier): tired as hell.
9. for the hell of it informal for the fun of it
10. from hell informal denoting a person or thing that is particularly bad or alarming: neighbour from hell; hangover from hell.
11. give someone hell informal
a. to give someone a severe reprimand or punishment
b. to be a source of annoyance or torment to someone
12. hell of a helluva informal (intensifier): a hell of a good performance.
13. hell for leather at great speed
14. hell or high water come hell or high water informal whatever difficulties may arise
15. hell to pay informal serious consequences, as of a foolish action
16. like hell informal
a. (adverb) (intensifier): he works like hell.
b. an expression of strong disagreement with a previous statement, request, order, etc
17. play hell with play merry hell with informal to throw into confusion and disorder; disrupt
18. raise hell
a. to create a noisy disturbance, as in fun
b. to react strongly and unfavourably
19. the hell informal
a. (intensifier) used in such phrases as what the hell, who the hell, etc
b. an expression of strong disagreement or disfavour
interj
informal an exclamation of anger, annoyance, surprise, etc (Also in exclamations such as hell's bells, hell's teeth, etc)
[Old English hell; related to helan to cover, Old Norse hel, Gothic halja hell, Old High German hella]

hell

(hɛl)

n.
1. the place or state of punishment of the wicked after death; the abode of evil and condemned spirits.
2. any place or state of torment or misery: to make someone's life hell.
3. something that causes torment or misery.
4. the powers of evil.
5. the abode of the dead; Sheol or Hades.
6. extreme disorder or confusion; chaos: All hell broke loose.
7. a severe scolding or punishment: to catch hell; to give someone hell.
8. (used in swearing, as an expression of anger, dismissal, disgust, etc., or as an intensive): the hell with it; guilty as hell; a hell of a nice guy; Where the hell were you?
9. a box into which a printer throws discarded type.
interj.
10. (used to express irritation, disgust, surprise, etc.)
v.
11. hell around, Slang. to live or act in a wild or dissolute manner.
Idioms:
1. be hell on, Slang.
a. to be unpleasant to or painful for.
b. to be harmful to: These country roads are hell on tires.
2. for the hell of it, Informal. with no purpose other than sheer adventure or fun.
3. hell on wheels, Informal. extremely aggressive, active, or difficult to deal with.
4. hell to pay, very bad results or repercussions.
5. like hell, Informal.
a. with great speed, effort, intensity, etc.: We ran like hell.
b. Also, the hell. (used to emphasize a speaker's denial or disagreement): He says the motor won't break down? Like hell it won't!
6. play hell with, Informal. to injure or disrupt.
7. raise hell, Informal.
a. to indulge in wild celebration.
b. to create an uproar; object violently.
8. till hell freezes over, an impossibly long time; forever.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English hel(l), c. Old High German hell(i)a, Old Norse hel, Gothic halja; akin to Old English helan to cover, hide, and to hull2]

he'll

(hil; unstressed il, hɪl, ɪl)
contraction of he will.

hell

  • barathrum - A bottomless pit or hell.
  • fire and brimstone - Eternal punishment in hell (from Genesis 19:24 and Revelation 19:20).
  • pandemonium - Literally means abode of all demons (or hell), from Greek pan-, "all," and daimon, "demon(s)."
  • hell - The Indo-European root meant "covered or concealed," as hell is supposedly hidden in the dark regions near the Earth's center.

Hell

See also demons; devil.

an abnormal fear of heil. Also called stygiophobia.
hadephobia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hell - any place of pain and turmoilhell - any place of pain and turmoil; "the hell of battle"; "the inferno of the engine room"; "when you're alone Christmas is the pits";
region, part - the extended spatial location of something; "the farming regions of France"; "religions in all parts of the world"; "regions of outer space"
2.hell - a cause of difficulty and suffering; "war is hell"; "go to blazes"
trouble - an event causing distress or pain; "what is the trouble?"; "heart trouble"
3.hell - (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evilHell - (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment; "Hurl'd headlong...To bottomless perdition, there to dwell"- John Milton; "a demon from the depths of the pit"; "Hell is paved with good intentions"-Dr. Johnson
fictitious place, imaginary place, mythical place - a place that exists only in imagination; a place said to exist in fictional or religious writings
Gehenna, Tartarus - a place where the wicked are punished after death
hellfire, red region - a place of eternal fire envisaged as punishment for the damned
Christian religion, Christianity - a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior
Heaven - the abode of God and the angels
4.hell - (religion) the world of the deadHell - (religion) the world of the dead; "No one goes to Hades with all his immense wealth"-Theognis
fictitious place, imaginary place, mythical place - a place that exists only in imagination; a place said to exist in fictional or religious writings
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"
Acheron, River Acheron - (Greek mythology) a river in Hades across which the souls of the dead were carried by Charon
Cocytus, River Cocytus - (Greek mythology) a river in Hades that was said to be a tributary of the Acheron
Lethe, River Lethe - (Greek mythology) a river in Hades; the souls of the dead had to drink from it, which made them forget all they had done and suffered when they were alive
River Styx, Styx - (Greek mythology) a river in Hades across which Charon carried dead souls
5.hell - violent and excited activity; "they began to fight like sin"
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
6.hell - noisy and unrestrained mischief; "raising blazes"
mischief, mischief-making, devilment, roguery, shenanigan, roguishness, devilry, deviltry, mischievousness, rascality - reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others

hell

noun
1. the underworld, the abyss, Hades (Greek myth), hellfire, the inferno, fire and brimstone, the bottomless pit, Gehenna (New Testament, Judaism), the nether world, the lower world, Tartarus (Greek myth), the infernal regions, the bad fire (informal), Acheron (Greek myth), Abaddon, the abode of the damned Don't worry about going to Hell, just be good.
2. (Informal) torment, suffering, agony, trial, nightmare, misery, ordeal, anguish, affliction, martyrdom, wretchedness the hell of grief and lost love
for the hell of it (Informal) for fun, meaningless, for a laugh It was stupid, just vandalism for the hell of it.
give someone hell (Informal) scold, rebuke, reprimand, berate, lecture, be angry at, chastise, slap someone's wrist, bawl out, give someone a rollicking My father saw this in the newspaper and gave me absolute hell.
hell for leather headlong, speedily, quickly, swiftly, hurriedly, at the double, full-tilt, pell-mell, hotfoot, at a rate of knots, like a bat out of hell (slang), posthaste The first horse often goes hell for leather.
like hell (Informal) a lot, very much, a great deal It hurts like hell.
raise hell cause a disturbance, run riot, go wild, raise Cain, be loud and noisy Those people will be jabbering and raising hell.
Related words
fear hadephobia, stygiophobia
Quotations
"There is a dreadful Hell,"
"And everlasting pains;"
"There sinners must with devils dwell"
"In darkness, fire, and chains" [Isaac Watts Divine Songs for Children]
"Hell hath no limits nor is circumscribed"
"In one self place, where we are is Hell,"
"And to be short, when all the world dissolves"
"And every creature shall be purified"
"All places shall be Hell that are not Heaven" [Christopher Marlowe Doctor Faustus]
"But wherefore thou alone? Wherefore with thee"
"Came not all hell broke loose?" [John Milton Paradise Lost]
"Hell is other people" [Jean-Paul Sartre Huis Clos]
"A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell" [George Bernard Shaw Parents and Children]
"Hell is a city much like London -"
"A populous and smoky city" [Percy Bysshe Shelley Peter Bell the Third]
"Hell is not to love any more, madame. Not to love any more!" [Georges Bernanos The Diary of a Country Priest]
"What is hell?"
"Hell is yourself,"
"Hell is alone, the other figures in it"
"Merely projections" [T.S. Eliot The Cocktail Party]
"If there is no Hell, a good many preachers are obtaining money under false pretenses" [William A. Sunday]

hell

noun
Excruciating punishment:
Idiom: tortures of the damned.
verb
Translations
النارجَحِيمجهنمجهنَّم
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peklo
helvede
infero
põrgu
helvetti
pakao
pokolcsehenemdzsehennem
neraka
helvitihelvíti
地獄
지옥
iš neturėjimo ką veiktipragarasšiaip sauužsispyręs kaip velnias
elle
peklo
pekel
helvete
นรก
địa ngục

hell

[hel]
A. N
1. (= underworld, fig) → infierno m
life became hellla vida se convirtió en un infierno
to be hell on earthser un infierno
till hell freezes overhasta que las ranas críen pelo
to give sb hell she gave me hell when she found out (= scold) → me puso de vuelta y media cuando se enteró, me puso como un trapo cuando se enteró
my back's giving me hellesta espalda me está haciendo la vida imposible
to go through hellpasar las de Caín
I've been going through hell, wondering where you werehe estado preocupadísimo, preguntándome dónde estarías
come hell or high waterpase lo que pase
I'm going to finish this come hell or high watervoy a terminar esto aunque me cueste la vida or pase lo que pase
he's determined to support them come hell or high waterestá decidido a apoyarlos contra viento y marea or pase lo que pase
hell for leathercomo un(os) endemoniado(s)
he drove hell for leather to the airportcondujo hasta el aeropuerto como un endemoniado
all hell broke loose or was let loosese armó el gran follón or la grande
to play (merry) hell with sthhacer estragos en algo, trastornar algo
to raise hell (about sth) (= protest) → armarla (por algo) , liar un taco (por algo)
I'll see you/her in hell firstantes prefiero morir
he doesn't stand a snowball or snowflake in hell's chance (Brit) → no tiene ni la menor posibilidad, lo tiene muy difícil or muy crudo
hell hath no fury like a woman scornedno hay mayor peligro que el de una mujer despechada
the road or path or way to hell is paved with good intentionsel camino del infierno está lleno de buenas intenciones
2. (as intensifier)
(as) ... as hell it was as hot as hellhacía un calor infernal
I'm mad as hellestoy como una cabra or una chota
I sure as hell won't be going back therepierde cuidado que no volveré a ese sitio
they did it just for the hell of itlo hicieron por puro capricho or porque sí
like hell "I'll go myself" - "like hell you will!"-iré yo mismo -¡ni lo sueñes! or ¡ni hablar!
"I swam 100 lengths" - "like hell you did"-nadé cien largos -¡eso no te lo crees ni tú!
to run like hellcorrer como un demonio or un diablo
it hurts like hellduele una barbaridad
a hell of a there were a hell of a lot of people therehabía un montañazo de gente
that's one hell of a lot of moneyeso sí que es un verdadero dineral
a hell of a noiseun ruido de todos los demonios, un ruido tremendo
we had a hell of a time (= good) → lo pasamos en grande or (LAm) regio; (= bad) → lo pasamos fatal
the hell to beat the hell out of sbdar una paliza de padre y muy señor mío a algn
to scare the hell out of sbdarle un susto de muerte a algn
to hell I hope to hell you're rightDios quiera que tengas razón
I wish to hell he'd goojalá se fuera de una vez por todas
what the hell, I've got nothing to lose¡qué narices! or ¡qué más da! no tengo nada que perder
what the hell do you want?¿qué demonios or diablos quieres?
who the hell are you?¿quién demonios or diablos eres tú?
3. (as interjection) (oh) hell!¡caray!, ¡mierda!
hell's bells! (o.f.) → ¡válgame Dios!
get the hell out of here!¡vete al diablo!
let's get the hell out of here!¡larguémonos de aquí!
go to hell!¡vete al diablo!
hell, no!¡ni lo sueñes!, ¡ni hablar!
hell's teeth! (o.f.) → ¡válgame Dios!
to hell with it!¡a hacer puñetas!
to hell with him!¡que se vaya a hacer puñetas!
see also bloody
B. CPD hell's angel Nángel m del infierno

hell

[ˈhɛl]
exclmerde !
oh hell! → merde !
n
(RELIGION) (= place) → enfer m
he can go to hell → il peut aller se faire voir
it is hell on earth (= terrible) → c'est l'enfer
a living hell → un véritable enfer
the neighbour from hell → le pire des voisins
come hell or high water (= come what may) → quoi qu'il arrive
oh, to hell with it! (= who cares) → la barbe!
what the hell! (= I don't care) → et merde !
(= suffering) it was hell → c'était l'enfer
to give sb hell (= tell off severely) → passer un savon à qn
My father gave me hell → Mon père m'a passé un savon. (= hurt) → faire horriblement mal à qn
My back's giving me hell → Mon dos me fait horriblement mal. (= tease cruelly) → en faire voir de toutes les couleurs à qn
The boys gave her hell → Les garçons lui en font voir de toutes les couleurs.
to go through hell → vivre un enfer
(used for emphasis) a hell of a ... [+ struggle, job] → un(e) sacré(e) ...
to have a hell of a job doing sth → avoir beaucoup de mal à faire qch
a hell of a lot (= huge amount) → énormément
a hell of a lot of sth → énormément de qch
all hell broke loose (= pandemonium) → ça a été une pagaille monstre
there'll be hell to pay (= trouble) → ça va barder
(= fun) for the hell of it → pour le plaisir
I did it just for the hell of it
BUT Je l'ai fait juste parce que ça me chantait.
like hell (= very much) → vachement
I missed her like hell → Elle me manquait vachement.
to run like hell → courir comme un dératé
to hope to hell (that) ... → espérer vraiment que ...
to wish to hell (that) ... → espérer vraiment que ...
hell for leather (= very fast) → à fond de train
(with what, how, who, where) what the hell's going on? → mais bon sang, qu'est-ce qui se passe?
where the hell have you been? → mais où étais-tu passé, bon sang?
how the hell should I know? → comment est-ce que j'aurais pu le savoir, bon sang?
to play hell with sth (= mess up) → bouleverser qch
to raise hell (= protest) → faire du boucan

hell

n
Hölle f; to go to hell (lit)in die Hölle kommen, zur Hölle fahren (liter); the road to Hell is paved with good intentions (prov) → der Weg zur Hölle ist mit guten Vorsätzen gepflastert (Prov); hell hath no fury like a woman scorned (liter)es gibt nichts Schlimmeres als die Rache einer geschmähten Frau
(fig uses) all hell broke loosedie Hölle war los; it’s hell working therees ist die reine Hölle, dort zu arbeiten; it was hell in the trencheses war die reine Hölle in den Schützengräben; their life together was hell on earthihr gemeinsames Leben war die reinste Hölle or die Hölle auf Erden; a living helldie Hölle auf Erden; life became helldas Leben wurde zur Hölle; to go through hellHöllenqualen ausstehen; I put her through hellich machte ihr das Leben zur Hölle; she made his life hellsie machte ihm das Leben zur Hölle; we’ve been to hell and back (inf)es war die reinste Hölle; to give somebody hell (inf: = tell off) → jdm die Hölle heißmachen; (= make life unpleasant)jdm das Leben zur Hölle machen; you’ll get hell if he finds out (inf)der macht dich zur Schnecke or Sau, wenn er das erfährt (inf); there’ll be hell to pay when he finds outwenn er das erfährt, ist der Teufel los (inf); to play hell with somethingetw total durcheinanderbringen; I did it (just) for the hell of it (inf)ich habe es nur zum Spaß or aus Jux gemacht; come hell or high wateregal, was passiert; you can wait until hell freezes overda kannst du warten, bis du schwarz wirst; hell for leatherwas das Zeug hält; run alsowas die Beine hergeben; the mother-in-law from helldie böse Schwiegermutter, wie sie im Buche steht; the holiday from hellder absolut katastrophale Urlaub
(inf, intensifier) a hell of a noiseein Höllen- or Heidenlärm m (inf); it’s (as) hot as helles ist höllisch heiß (inf); I was angry as hellich war stinksauer (inf); to work like hellarbeiten, was das Zeug hält, wie wild arbeiten (inf); to run like helllaufen, was die Beine hergeben; it hurts like helles tut wahnsinnig weh (inf); we had a or one hell of a time (= bad, difficult)es war grauenhaft; (= good)wir haben uns prima amüsiert (inf); a hell of a lotverdammt viel (inf); she’s a or one hell of a girldie ist schwer in Ordnung (inf), → das ist ein klasse Mädchen (inf); that’s one or a hell of a problem/difference/climbdas ist ein verdammt or wahnsinnig schwieriges Problem (inf)/ein wahnsinniger Unterschied (inf)/eine wahnsinnige Kletterei (inf); I hope to hell he’s rightich hoffe ja nur, dass er recht hat; to hell with you/himhol dich/ihn der Teufel (inf), → du kannst/der kann mich mal (inf); to hell with it!verdammt noch mal (inf); to hell with your problems!deine Probleme können mir gestohlen bleiben (inf); get the hell out of my house!mach, dass du aus meinem Haus kommst!; go to hell!scher dich or geh zum Teufel! (inf); he can go to hell for all I caremeinetwegen soll er sich zum Teufel scheren (inf); what the hell do you want?was willst du denn, verdammt noch mal? (inf); where the hell is it?wo ist es denn, verdammt noch mal? (inf); you scared the hell out of medu hast mich zu Tode erschreckt; like hell he will!den Teufel wird er tun (inf); pay that much for a meal? like hellso viel für ein Essen bezahlen? ich bin doch nicht verrückt!; he knows the Queen? — like hell!er und die Königin kennen? — wers glaubt!; hell!so’n Mist! (inf), → verdammt noch mal! (inf); hell’s bells!, hell’s teeth! (euph, expressing surprise) → heiliger Strohsack or Bimbam! (inf); (expressing anger) → zum Kuckuck noch mal! (inf); what the hell, I’ve nothing to losezum Teufel, ich habe nichts zu verlieren (inf)

hell

:
hellbender
n (US)
(Zool) → Schlammteufel m, → Riesensalamander m
(inf: = hell-raiser) → ausschweifender Mensch
hellbent
adjversessen (→ on auf +acc); to be hell on vengeanceunerbittlich auf Rache sinnen
hellcat
nGiftziege f (inf)

hell

:
hellfire
nHöllenfeuer nt; (= punishment)Höllenqualen pl
hellhole
ngrässliches Loch; the trenches were a real helldie (Schützen)gräben waren die reine Hölle
hellhound
nHöllenhund m; (fig)Teufel m

hell

[hɛl] ninferno
in hell → all'inferno
to go hell for leather → andare or correre come un demonio
all hell broke loose → è successo il or un finimondo
a hell of a noise (fam) → un casino infernale, un fracasso del diavolo
a hell of a lot of (fam) → un sacco or mucchio or casino di
we had a hell of a time (fam) (good) → ci siamo divertiti da pazzi (bad) → è stato terribile
to have a hell of a time doing sth (fam) → diventar matto/a a fare qc
to make sb's life hell (fam) → rendere la vita un inferno a qn
to give sb hell (fam) (address harshly) → dirne di tutti i colori a qn
to run like hell (fam) → correre come un matto/a
what the hell do you want? (fam) → che diavolo vuoi?
just for the hell of it (fam) → per il gusto di farlo
go to hell! (fam) → va' all'inferno!, va' al diavolo!
to hell with it! (fam) → al diavolo!
oh hell! (fam) → porca miseria!, accidenti!

hell

(hel) noun
(according to some religions) the place or state of punishment of the wicked after death with much pain, misery etc.
for the hell of it
for no particular reason; just for fun. The boys said they had set fire to the house just for the hell of it.
ˌhellˈbent on
determined on. I've told him it will be dangerous, but he's hellbent on going.

hell

جَحِيم peklo helvede Hölle κόλαση infierno helvetti enfer pakao inferno 地獄 지옥 hel helvete piekło inferno ад helvete นรก cehennem địa ngục 地域
References in classic literature ?
Boys like young George Willard and Seth Richmond will remember the incident quite vividly because, although everyone in our town said that the old man would go straight to hell and that the community was better off without him, they had a secret conviction that he knew what he was doing and admired his foolish courage.
It seemed, for near a minute, as if the demons of hell had possessed themselves of the air about them, and were venting their savage humors in barbarous sounds.
You gotta hell of a nerve to come to see me," he commented cheerfully.
Or a gambling hell," said his brother reflectively.
I saw the opening maw of hell, With endless pains and sorrows there; Which none but they that feel can tell-- Oh, I was plunging to despair.
So in dreams, have I seen majestic Satan thrusting forth his tormented colossal claw from the flame Baltic of Hell.
But that men fear him for that he hath the storms and the lightnings and all the devils that be in hell at his beck and call, they would have dug his en- trails out these many years ago to get at that tale and squelch it.
But I didn't do it straight off, but laid the paper down and set there thinking -- thinking how good it was all this happened so, and how near I come to being lost and going to hell.
They were sincere, for like a god he had stretched forth his mighty hand and closed the gates of hell against them.
It was the blood-stained gate, the entrance to the hell of slavery, through which I was about to pass.
Say first, for Heav'n hides nothing from thy view Nor the deep Tract of Hell, say first what cause Mov'd our Grand Parents in that happy State, Favour'd of Heav'n so highly, to fall off From their Creator, and transgress his Will For one restraint, Lords of the World besides?
as well confess myself to the devil as to Brian de Bois-Guilbert, who recks neither of heaven nor of hell.