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[fahyuh r-uh n-brim-stohn]
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  1. threatening punishment in the hereafter: a fire-and-brimstone sermon.
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Origin of fire-and-brimstone

First recorded in 1795–1805
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  • Why has not some one already written a fire-and-brimstone romance about them?

    Prose Idylls

    Charles Kingsley

  • 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.

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

    The Rest Hollow Mystery

    Rebecca N. Porter

British Dictionary definitions for fire-and-brimstone


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