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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Now all he had anticipated was come to pass: the Vicar felt the satisfaction of the prophet who saw fire and brimstone consume the city which would not mend its way to his warning.
The minister gave out his text and droned along monotonously through an argument that was so prosy that many a head by and by began to nod -- and yet it was an argument that dealt in limitless fire and brimstone and thinned the predestined elect down to a company so small as to be hardly worth the saving.
NEW ZEALAND are ready to unleash their own fire and brimstone on England tomorrow in the shape of Lockie Ferguson.
In the Old Testament, which two cities were destroyed by fire and brimstone because of the depravity of their inhabitants?
Stephanie Corley's Lilli is caustic and vulnerable, while Kate is full of fire and brimstone. Even the troublesome ending, setting Kate's conversion to being a subjugated wife to music, is done with such brio it can be forgiven.
BLITZ BEGINS TODAY pages 4&5 FIRE AND BRIMSTONE pages 6&7
"If you're going to be saying we can have sectarian prayers because we shouldn't be censoring clerics, and then, in the same breath, say these clerics can't be over-the-top damning people to hell, and there can't be fire and brimstone in their prayers--well, if you happen to be a fire-and-brimstone cleric, that might be problematic for you."
The temperature is forecast to drop to minus three at game-time tomorrow - but if Italy bring anything to an Six Nations match it is fire and brimstone.
suppressed as a precaution; for Fire and brimstone, this shall be
FIRE AND BRIMSTONE: THE NORTH BUTTE MINING DISASTER OF 1917 provides a 'you are there' history of a disaster which began just before midnight on June 8, 1917, when a fire trapped over four hundred men underground.
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