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1Four allegorical mounted figures, commonly identified as Pestilence (or Conquest), War, Famine, and Death, whose arrival heralds the end of the world, as described in the biblical book of Revelation.
- ‘Based on St John's vision of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, it depicts War, Death and Famine in some of the most shattering solo and choral writing imaginable.’
- ‘I expect to see, any moment, careering around the corner by Argos, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Death, Plague, Hunger and Jason.’
- ‘The core of the episode is a simple idea that explodes with ramifications: What if the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse were based on an actual band of marauders?’
- ‘That is scarier than any horse that any of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse could ever mount.’
- ‘A widower forensics expert (Dennis Quaid) investigates perverse serial killings with a Biblical link to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.’
- ‘Is that the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse we can see in the distance?’
- ‘In a column a few days ago I mentioned the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, one of whom is Pestilence.’
- 1.1 Used to refer to people or phenomena seen as agents of imminent catastrophe.‘in 2003, the airline industry survived the four horsemen of the apocalypse’
- ‘The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse - war, pestilence, hunger, and death - are among us.’
- ‘The end of the world seemed nigh and I fancy I saw the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in the starting stalls.’
- ‘1969 - According to Charles Manson, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, otherwise known as the Beatles, were supposed to bring about Armageddon with their song " Helter Skelter ".’
- ‘Whether they were being ridden by the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse would no doubt be revealed at Filbert Street this afternoon.’
- ‘It's the only way to stay ahead of population and pollution without engaging the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse full-time.’
- ‘The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are standing off in the distance, giggling at us.’
- ‘Then all hell breaks loose and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse come out of the local coffee shop to begin the destruction.’
- ‘We should call ourselves the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse with all the trouble we bring.’
- ‘' They really have been visited by the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, ' said Yusuf Hassan, a UN spokesman.’
- ‘The bigger they are, the harder they fall will likely apply, with a vicious downward spiral into the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: famine, pestilence, war, death.’
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