crack of doom


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Noun1.crack of doom - (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 livescrack of doom - (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"
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Sprague turned himself into a bulletin-board, and read off "notices" of meetings and societies and things till it seemed that the list would stretch out to the crack of doom -- a queer custom which is still kept up in America, even in cities, away here in this age of abundant news- papers.
Minny's mistress was charmed; but Minny, who had intrenched himself, trembling, in his basket as soon as the music began, found this thunder so little to his taste that he leaped out and scampered under the remotest chiffonnier , as the most eligible place in which a small dog could await the crack of doom.
because it would mean the crack of doom for me, and if you take it I shall take off my wig....
The wife of a farmer, a woman who had lived for sixty years, and been known for nothing but good butter and a godly conversation, was to be rooted from her grave at midnight and carried, dead and naked, to that far-away city that she had always honoured with her Sunday's best; the place beside her family was to be empty till the crack of doom; her innocent and almost venerable members to be exposed to that last curiosity of the anatomist.
"Well, young fellah, when you do you'll learn that once fairly out on a round, it would take the crack of doom to stop a true golfer.
They can have all the talks till the crack of doom with the political administration.
But apparently because it more specifically could signify a condemnation or sentencing, and more so because it became attached to the fearfulness of the Judgment Day--also known as the "Crack of Doom" because it is heralded by the sound or "crack" of trumpets in the Book of Revelations--"doom" as a noun eventually took on today's meaning: destruction, total and final.
Bean -- the list stretches out to the crack of doom. And they all have loads of goodies to entice the unwary and the wary.
In testing it appeared as if his Mercedes could thunder around until the crack of doom as the man he is tipped to depose, champion Sebastian Vettel, rarely made it beyond the end of the pit lane.
Doren didn't just speak for a party membership that is staring into the crack of doom - this man spoke for the nation.
In that millisecond flash, the woman said she had beheld "the Crack of Doom" - a horrifying vision of how the world would end - but would burst into tears whenever she tried to tell the curious what she had seen.
Roy was the attendant, not much bigger than those 10-year-olds, but a figure of awesome authority with a voice like the crack of doom. As your time ran out he'd emerge from the room where our clothes were ranged in numbered metal baskets and bellow "NUMBAHS FIFTYONE TO A NUNDRED - OUT NOWWWW!!!!