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  • adj. apocalyptic

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as apocalyptic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. prophetic of devastation or ultimate doom


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  • Meaning, I guess, we're supposed to concede the point that keeping armed forces in Iraq is better than some imagined, hypothetical scenario where all hell breaks loose the second our forces leave, the country dissolves into sectarian warfare (worse that the civil strife that has already occurred,) and some kind of apocalyptical genocide breaks out (the kind of genocide we care about, not the Darfur or Congo kind.)

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  • But Jesus announced that the kingdom of God had already begun with his own work, and those who received him in faith became sensible of this beginning; for the "apocalyptical" was not merely the unveiling of the future, but above all the revelation of God as the

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  • Rather than describing apocalyptical war between man and machine, it deliberates over emotional landscape of those perpetually living under the shadow of death which, I am afraid, not many sci-fi do.

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  • Let's not become a second rate copy of some apocalyptical flick.

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  • • The rally has also been rightly criticized for pretending to be non-political while talking in apocalyptical terms about the country going in the wrong direction under the current administration.

    David Coates: The Hijacking of the Almighty

  • If you think Miller, Smith and Applewhite were unbalanced, how about the ridiculous apocalyptical predictions of doom in 1999 in the approach of the 21st century, when computer glitches were supposed to throw mankind into chaos?

    Jeff Schweitzer: The End Is Not Nigh: Take a Deep Breath and Move On

  • Always reliable when you need a little something apocalyptical.

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  • It is clear that Mallet takes an apocalyptical doom and gloom tone in her message.

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  • This movie was followed by the cult classic “Dawn of the Dead” in 1978 and the apocalyptical “Day of the Dead” in 1985 and Night of the Living Dead (1990).

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  • So I pleaded with Jann Wenner, the editor of Rolling Stone, to let me interview Leslie, "the only one who has a chance of ever getting out", the one I could tell from press reports had broken from Manson's control and was beginning to see that the apocalyptical scenario Manson had preached was complete bullshit.

    John Waters: Leslie Van Houten: A Friendship, Part 1 of 5


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