One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The supposed torments of hell.‘his father was preaching fire and brimstone sermons’
the netherworld, the abode of the dead, the land of the dead, the infernal regions, the inferno, the nether regions, the abyssView synonyms
- ‘In contrast to the old-style fire and brimstone, today's efforts to curb personal freedoms and erode civil liberties are justified in the terms of health and safety.’
- ‘With the fire and brimstone of the Old Testament, the parishioner condemns his perversion.’
- ‘Rather than turn people onto religion with threats of fire and brimstone, the association of decidedly modern churches' messages open a gentler gateway into the fold.’
- ‘A distinct thread of superstition - of curses, of fire and brimstone, and of the inherent existence of evil in human nature - runs throughout.’
- ‘After a couple of hours of telling off and hell fire and brimstone the priest was leaving.’
- ‘It was on the subject he had been assigned by his apparently normal suburban Catholic school: Hell, and all its fire and brimstone.’
- ‘They had hymns, a sermon with fire and brimstone, and all the usual traditional elements.’
- ‘Irrespective of all the fire and brimstone, he should do the right thing and immediately withdraw his inconsiderate remarks with a full apology.’
- ‘Viki looked at the two sympathetically, these two have been through hell fire and brimstone to be with each other.’
- ‘Those, who in their mind did not deserve to uphold the ‘bedrock of society’, would be chastised with fire and brimstone.’
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