One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in Christian belief) condemnation to eternal punishment in hell.
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- ‘When his curse became too much of a burden he attempted suicide; a mortal sin that has condemned him to eternal damnation.’
- ‘The prospect of eternal damnation provides a subconscious deterrent; religious taboos against violence conditions our minds.’
- ‘Then the soul is sent either to heaven to enjoy the fruits of a decent life or condemned to eternal hell and damnation forever.’
- ‘It was sin, punishable by eternal damnation to hell.’
- ‘Even the most extreme threat of eternal damnation in hell which Christianity preaches does not deter their believers from committing mortal sins.’
- ‘A despicable villain tempts a sinner and lures him into sin, alienation, and damnation.’
- ‘Either you drink and party and face eternal damnation or else you're sober, sad and lonely.’
- ‘It teaches that there is no eternal hell or damnation and every soul has the capacity to realize the Truth.’
- ‘He was in hell, surely, eternal damnation and punishment and it would never ever end…’
- ‘Belief in eternal damnation of the sinful (and heavenly rewards for the virtuous) also encourages moral conformity.’
- ‘While discussions of parent's failure in their up-bringing can cause a family rift, the meetings are also awash with threats of eternal damnation and hell.’
- ‘If you can convince them though that by their actions they've risked eternal damnation, that's another matter.’
- ‘Half the day he could be heard barking threats of punishment and eternal damnation.’
- ‘He thinks non-Catholics, including his own wife, are bound for hell and damnation.’
- ‘The Faith is the way in which God saves souls from eternal damnation and to eternal happiness.’
- ‘One cannot espouse the teachings of Jesus on one hand, and then on the other, reject what what he taught concerning eternal damnation and hell.’
- ‘Concepts of fire and damnation have given way to more sanguine personal exhortations to love, service, and devotion.’
- ‘Most other religions say that non-believers are condemned to eternal damnation.’
- ‘I have always believed Alexander Graham Bell resides in a low corner of hell, serving eternal damnation for inventing the telephone.’
- ‘Of these only one would be destined to enter heaven, and all the rest would be punished with damnation in hell.’
Expressing anger or frustration.
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- ‘Damnation! I'd drunk more than that before and still been able to thread a needle.’
- ‘‘Damnation!’ Eddy hissed as she missed a vital step and felt her sword slip from her hand.’
- ‘Damnation, he got away.’
Middle English: via Old French from Latin dam(p)natio(n-), from the verb dam(p)nare ‘inflict loss on’ (see damn).
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