Origin of apocalyptic
Examples from the Web for post-apocalyptic
Off the coast of Japan stands a crumbling, post-apocalyptic abandoned island that once held a bustling mining community.Japan's James Bond Villain Ghost Town
August 7, 2014
On the contrary, Snowpiercer approaches its post-apocalyptic dilemma with what can only be described as glee.Welcome to Snowpiercer’s Apocalypse
June 29, 2014
And one, as he prepared for survival in a post-apocalyptic world, contemplated assassinating President Barack Obama.On Polygraph Tests, Would-Be Border Patrol Agents Confess to Crimes
April 4, 2013
In Warm Bodies, Hoult plays R—a zombie in post-apocalyptic America who feels a bit more human than his undead brethren.Nicholas Hoult on ‘Warm Bodies,’ ‘X-Men,’ Jennifer Lawrence & More
February 1, 2013
So it is necessary for post-apocalyptic authors to forget much of what they know about the world.Where are the Bicycles in Post-Apocalyptic Fiction?
January 28, 2013
- outstanding in revelation, prophecy, or significance
- of or like an apocalypse
Word Origin and History for post-apocalyptic
1660s, "pertaining to the 'Revelation of St. John' in the New Testament," from Greek apokalyptikos, from apokalyptein (see apocalypse). Meaning "pertaining to the imminent end of the world" evolved by 1880s.