American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Loss of the soul; eternal damnation.
- n. Hell: "Him the Almighty Power/Hurl'd headlong . . . /To bottomless perdition, there to dwell” ( John Milton).
- n. Archaic Utter ruin.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Entire ruin; utter destruction.
- n. The condition of the lost; the future state of the wicked; hell.
- n. Loss or diminution.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Entire loss; utter destruction; ruin; esp., the utter loss of the soul, or of final happiness in a future state; future misery or eternal death.
- n. obsolete Loss of diminution.
- n. (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment
- From Old French perdiciun, from Late Latin perditio, from Latin perdo ("I destroy (the soul)"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English perdicion, from Old French, from Late Latin perditiō, perditiōn-, from Latin perditus, past participle of perdere, to lose : per-, per- + dare, to give; see dō- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The bottomless pit of perdition is going to be SRO.”
“Good intentions when I first had the babies but we all know what the road to perdition is paved with.”
“I wish that it, and all its men and women, were in perdition!" returned De Valence, in a fierce tone.”
“As "drawing back unto perdition" is merely the palpable evidence of the want of "root" from the first in the Christian profession (Lu 8: 13), so "enduring to the end" is just the proper evidence of its reality and solidity.”
“Even if we were permitted to converse with the lost in perdition,”
“What are all the comforts of the home of Dives, if they end in perdition?”
“All the blame of Israel's ruin laid upon themselves: O Israel! thy perdition is thence; it is of and from thyself; or, It has destroyed thee, O Israel! that is, all that sin and folly of thine which thou art before charged with.”
“Godliness with contentment is great gain/those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare/into foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in perdition.”
“In twilight, in perdition's lean and inauspicious loam).”
“Of the meaning of death in the future, or what is known as perdition, we have no call here to speak.”
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