Then he looked back to the judgment-seat and cried, "With this blood, Appius, I devote thee and thy life to perdition."
To perdition with the professional man who gabs to his wife!
Is it true, that the heathen world are sinking to perdition?
He blustered about killing him, as if the boy were on the road to perdition.
The hero and the heroine of his play dance themselves to the brink of perdition.
Now sail out into perdition, and take your shameless woman with you.
It seemed like a mill-stone strung to the neck of the Australian world, and destined to drag it down to perdition.
Was he concocting a final plan of death for her and of perdition for himself?
If so, they will drive all moderate men out of the party and the remainder straight to perdition.
I now choose life with him in preference to perdition with you.
mid-14c., "fact of being lost or destroyed," from Old French perdicion "loss, calamity, perdition" of souls (11c.) and directly from Late Latin perditionem (nominative perditio) "ruin, destruction," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin perdere "do away with, destroy; lose, throw away, squander," from per- "through" (here perhaps with intensive or completive force, "to destruction") + dare "to put" (see date (n.1)). Special theological sense of "condition of damnation, spiritual ruin, state of souls in Hell" (late 14c.) has gradually extinguished the general use of the word.