Definition of fire and brimstone in English:

fire and brimstone

phrase

  • The torments of hell.

    ‘his father was preaching fire and brimstone sermons’
    • ‘With the fire and brimstone of the Old Testament, the parishioner condemns his perversion.’
    • ‘Those, who in their mind did not deserve to uphold the ‘bedrock of society’, would be chastised with fire and brimstone.’
    • ‘After a couple of hours of telling off and hell fire and brimstone the priest was leaving.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Viki looked at the two sympathetically, these two have been through hell fire and brimstone to be with each other.’
    • ‘A distinct thread of superstition - of curses, of fire and brimstone, and of the inherent existence of evil in human nature - runs throughout.’
    • ‘They had hymns, a sermon with fire and brimstone, and all the usual traditional elements.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It was on the subject he had been assigned by his apparently normal suburban Catholic school: Hell, and all its fire and brimstone.’
    • ‘Irrespective of all the fire and brimstone, he should do the right thing and immediately withdraw his inconsiderate remarks with a full apology.’
    the netherworld, the abode of the dead, the land of the dead, the infernal regions, the inferno, the nether regions, the abyss
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