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Judgment Day

  1. the day of the Last Judgment; doomsday.
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Origin of Judgment Day

First recorded in 1585–95
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Historical Examples

  • What a meeting must there be between that deacon and his sons on the judgment-day!

    Select Temperance Tracts

    American Tract Society

  • I had a judgment-day sensation, through which I did not know if I should endure!

  • If he could sleep forever he would, but he cannot, for the judgment-day will rouse him.

    Talks To Farmers

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

  • But it isn't the Judgment-day yet—at least, I hope not—eh, Mr. Limpet?'

    Rogues and Vagabonds

    George R. Sims

  • And he said to himself, jestingly enough, why should not the judgment-day dawn now, on Easter-morn?

British Dictionary definitions for judgment day

Judgment Day

  1. the occasion of the Last (or General) Judgment by God at the end of the worldAlso called: Day of Judgment See Last Judgment
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judgment day in Culture

Judgment Day

In the New Testament, the day at the end of time. According to the Gospels and the Book of Revelation, on this day the Earth and the sky will be in an uproar, the dead will rise from their graves, and Jesus will return to judge all the living and the dead. In judging their conduct, he will consider the deeds people do to each other, both good and bad, as if they had been done to him. (See Second Coming.)

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