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Origin of doomsday
Examples from the Web for doomsday
Men and women “go on bucket list,” some commit suicide, and others go full on doomsday hoarder.
On federal spending he warns that the nation is headed for “a doomsday scenario.”T-Rav: The Reality TV Star Running for Senate in South Carolina|Patricia Murphy|July 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They were devout Christians who worried that this might bring on doomsday.D.C. Protesters Battle Over Obama’s Syria Response|Ben Jacobs|August 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Boustany echoed an idea that many came to believe, that talk of doomsday was overblown.Tropical Storm Chantal Tests National Guard Furloughs—and Governors|Eleanor Clift|July 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
At least as far as Hollywood is concerned, 2013 is the year of doomsday.From ‘After Earth’ to ‘World War Z’: The Year in Apocalypse Movies|Kevin Fallon|June 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
No man has learned anything rightly until he knows that every day is doomsday.The Optimist's Good Morning|Florence Hobart Perin
It is perhaps of interest to note that the earliest specimen of printing in Irish is a ballad on Doomsday (Dublin, 1571).
It is supposed to have stood on the site of a vineyard mentioned in Doomsday Book.Haunted London|Walter Thornbury
Father's voice, usually so kind, had the doomsday quality that even mother used only on very rare occasions.Missy|Dana Gatlin
So that we do not deeply regret our improvidence at doomsday.
Word Origin for doomsday
In medieval England it was expected when the world's age reached 6,000 years from creation, which was thought to have been in 5200 B.C. Bede, c.720, complained of being pestered by rustici asking him how many years till the sixth millennium ended. There is no evidence for a general panic in the year 1000 C.E. Doomsday machine "bomb powerful enough to wipe out human life on earth" is from 1960.