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View synonyms for fire-and-brimstone

fire-and-brimstone

[ fahyuhr-uhn-brim-stohn ]

adjective

  1. threatening punishment in the hereafter:

    a fire-and-brimstone sermon.



fire-and-brimstone

adjective

  1. (of a sermon, preacher, etc) zealous, esp in threatening eternal damnation


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Word History and Origins

Origin of fire-and-brimstone1

First recorded in 1795–1805

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Example Sentences

Mrs. Lincoln, who is a bit of a Bible-thumper, is strongly depicted in the film instead as a fire-and-brimstone conservative.

Despite provoking some fire-and-brimstone responses, I didn't plan to look back at Sodom.

Rick Santorum is a loyal soldier, but not a party leader—he might actually believe the fire-and-brimstone stuff.

The mural decorations of the Silver Pagoda would win the unqualified approval of an oldtime fire-and-brimstone preacher.

Why don't the adherents of the fire-and-brimstone theory picture hell as a place where we can never act on impulse?

Having exhausted Hell-fire-and-brimstone, the evangel turns to the Demon Rum.

Why has not some one already written a fire-and-brimstone romance about them?

A rain of fire-and-brimstone that falls alike upon the just and such of the unjust as have not procured shelter by evicting them.

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