Gates of hell

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(Script.) See Gate, n., 4.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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They were sincere, for like a god he had stretched forth his mighty hand and closed the gates of hell against them.
(Ant.) Queen infernal, and thou fell Watch-dog of the gates of hell, Who, as legends tell, dost glare, Gnarling in thy cavernous lair At all comers, let him go Scathless to the fields below.
So, also, did huge Hades, when this same man, the son of aegis-bearing Jove, hit him with an arrow even at the gates of hell, and hurt him badly.
The Oklahoma Baptist Messenger, for example, headlined its front page story, "Church's stance on moral issues sparks Americans United tax exemption threat." The story is replete with quotes from Jeffress' clergy allies suggesting I had come from the very "Gates of Hell" and that it was nothing short of a "try to silence one of the few remaining voices for truth."
In Sleepy Hollow, 1996, a riot of scrollwork fills the canvas edge to edge, in a Disneyesque version of the gates of Hell. The eerily-glowing spaces between these entwined forms take on an alarmingly palpable presence, making it difficult to tell whether hole or flourish is supposed to be the subject of our contemplation.
THE early Christian Church termed the lace openings to women's bodices "the gates of Hell".
The story drawn partly from Dante's epic again features Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, the protagonist for Brown's blockbuster "The Da Vinci Code" and its follow-up "The Lost Symbol." In the book, Langdon's companion depicts Manila as a city of "six-hour traffic jams, suffocating pollution, horrifying sex trade." "I've run through the gates of hell," she said.
13 ( ANI ): Three early casts from Auguste Rodin's masterpiece 'The Gates of Hell' will be featured at a New York City auction.
Samuel's neighbours, led by the evil Mrs Abernathy, want to open the very gates of hell, and only Samuel can stop them...
Meanwhile, Sam and the boys have work to do as another soul has successfully picked the locks to the gates of Hell.
The gates of hell will not prevail; Jesus told us that goodness and love will triumph.