- Also a·poc·a·lyp·ti·cal .
- a·poc·a·lyp·ti·cal·ly, adverb
- post·a·poc·a·lyp·tic, adjective
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How to use apocalyptic in a sentence
In one case a pharmacist in Wisconsin managed to sabotage 500 vaccines, apparently driven by his belief in apocalyptic conspiracy theories.Without leadership on vaccine rollout, scams are inevitable | Bobbie Johnson | January 6, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
We read about people from the past who lived through apocalyptic times.One Good Thing: The future is uncertain. This graphic novel gave me hope anyway. | Alissa Wilkinson | January 1, 2021 | Vox
America’s tectonic political plates are shifting ahead of an election that’s being cast in apocalyptic terms by both sides.Political Tremors: How to Survive Election Day Drama | Nick Fouriezos | November 1, 2020 | Ozy
Elaborating on this “apocalyptic confrontation of South and North,” Cheney observes that “Monroe, Madison, and Jefferson believed that splitting Republicans was the point of the Missouri question.”Four presidents who put Virginia’s stamp on early America | Andrew Burstein | October 30, 2020 | Washington Post
Concerns over the combination of overstretched and underfunded health systems and the existing load of infectious and non-infectious diseases often led to it being talked about in apocalyptic terms.Scientists on how Africa has so far weathered the worst of Covid-19’s health impact | Moses Alobo | October 10, 2020 | Quartz
And it merely delayed the apocalyptic maelstrom that followed rather than preventing it.
At DoD he ran around with his hair practically on fire denouncing cuts to the defense budget in out-sized, apocalyptic terms.
And I also have lots of apocalyptic dreams, including warfare.Carrie Coon on ‘The Leftovers,’ That Wild Finale, Her Apocalyptic Visions, and ‘Gone Girl’ | Marlow Stern | September 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Off the coast of Japan stands a crumbling, post-apocalyptic abandoned island that once held a bustling mining community.
Failure to reach an accord will add yet more potentially apocalyptic uncertainties to the Middle Eastern scene.
It was poetry and the drama, and processions and apocalyptic visions.Wayside Courtships | Hamlin Garland
She flashed before him, an apocalyptic angel, splended and terrible, trumpet-calling him to the last great fight.Hyacinth | George A. Birmingham
Similarly, the apocalyptic myth of world-destruction has passed beyond the stage of the myth proper.Elements of Folk Psychology | Wilhelm Wundt
In Jewish literature, one of the earliest examples of such apocalyptic accounts of the beyond is to be found in the Book of Enoch.Elements of Folk Psychology | Wilhelm Wundt
The apocalyptic hope is the end of Old Testament prophecy, but not its height.Religion and the War | Various
British Dictionary definitions for apocalyptic
outstanding in revelation, prophecy, or significance
of or like an apocalypse
- apocalyptically, adverb
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