from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A place of extreme wretchedness or squalor.
- n. Obsolete The pit of hell.
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- n. A place of intense hatred, misery, or turmoil.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any place of pain and turmoil
He drew controversy with his comments last summer about Lafave and prison: To place an attractive young woman in that kind of hellhole is like placing a piece of raw meat in with the lions.
Forcing poor minority people to live your commie welfare-state hellhole is racist.
Anything that helps transform Red State America into a rusty industrial hellhole is fine by me. fostert says:
I know that San Antonio isn't necessarily the best town in the US (although we like it) but calling it a hellhole is going a bit far.
The reality that the only reason we’re IN this desert hellhole is oil for our ridiculous ‘Hummers & SUVs … never dawns on him.
He's now at what's been described as the hellhole in Terre Haute, IN, in an area of right wing extremism and KKK influence, in a deliberate act of further barbaric vengeance to break his spirit, restrict his access to legal help and his family, and cause him undue pain and suffering in an age of US-sanctioned and authorized torture as a method of social control and inhumanity and because no dissenting authority has the courage to challenge Washington's willingness to go against the most basic principles of equity and justice.
While Manzanilllo's beaches don't remind me of 'the South Pacific' (or the Caribbean for that matter), the word 'hellhole' does not even come to mind when I think of that port city! wendy devlin
The driver's compartment is called the "hellhole" because it sits over the engine and becomes almost unbearably hot.
The area, part of Helmand province, is described by troops as a "hellhole" and is thought to be the most dangerous in Afghanistan.
Recently, I spoke to an audience about the raping and molesting of Haiti's children and women, and in particular about the Doug Perlitz case, where one white man stood up and said, in sum, that Haiti was such a "hellhole," its children getting sodomized is not such a sin if Doug Perlitz the pedophile was also providing them with food and schooling!
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