Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The destroyer or angel of the bottomless pit; Apollyon (which see).
  • noun The place of destruction; the depth of hell.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The destroyer, or angel of the bottomless pit; -- the same as Apollyon and Asmodeus.
  • noun Poetic Hell; the bottomless pit.

Etymologies

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From Middle English, from Late Latin, from Ancient Greek Ἀβαδδών (Abaddōn, "Abaddon"), from Hebrew אבדון ābaddōn, destruction, abyss, from אבד ābad, to be lost, to perish.

Examples

  • In the third, we find out who Matthew Abaddon is and what his role is.

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  • In the third, we find out who Matthew Abaddon is and what his role is.

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  • He is best known for the Godhead Trilogy -- comprising Towing Jehovah (1994), Blameless in Abaddon (1996), and The Eternal Footman (1999) -- as well as The Last Witchfinder (2007), a postmodern historical epic about the coming of the scientific worldview.

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  • Morrow's earlier works include The Last Witchfinder, a postmodern historical epic about the coming of the scientific worldview, as well as the Godhead Trilogy - Towing Jehovah, Blameless in Abaddon, and The Eternal Footman - dark comedies spun from the conceit that God has died for the greater good of humankind.

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  • He is best known for the Godhead Trilogy -- comprising Towing Jehovah (1994), Blameless in Abaddon (1996), and The Eternal Footman (1999) -- as well as The Last Witchfinder (2007), a postmodern historical epic about the coming of the scientific worldview.

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  • Mahomet, as a fallen star, opened the pit and let out the smoke, and his successors, who grasped his power and authority, are fitly characterized as angels from the same place, bearing the name Abaddon or Apollyon, which terms both signify

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  • He is best known for the Godhead Trilogy -- comprising Towing Jehovah (1994), Blameless in Abaddon (1996), and The Eternal Footman (1999) -- as well as The Last Witchfinder (2007), a postmodern historical epic about the coming of the scientific worldview, and The Philosopher's Apprentice (2008), about a young ethicist hired to implant a conscience in an adolescent amnesia victim.

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  • He is best known for the Godhead Trilogy -- comprising Towing Jehovah (1994), Blameless in Abaddon (1996), and The Eternal Footman (1999) -- as well as The Last Witchfinder (2007), a postmodern historical epic about the coming of the scientific worldview, The Philosopher's Apprentice (2008), about a young ethicist hired to implant a conscience in an adolescent amnesia victim, and The SFWA European Hall of Fame, an anthology he co-edited with his wife Kathryn.

    February 2009

  • He is best known for the Godhead Trilogy -- comprising Towing Jehovah (1994), Blameless in Abaddon (1996), and The Eternal Footman (1999) -- as well as The Last Witchfinder (2007), a postmodern historical epic about the coming of the scientific worldview, The Philosopher's Apprentice (2008), about a young ethicist hired to implant a conscience in an adolescent amnesia victim, and The SFWA European Hall of Fame, an anthology he co-edited with his wife Kathryn.

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  • What is true in regard to sin is true in regard to its author, Satan, called Abaddon, called the Prince of the Power of the Air, called the serpent, called the dragon.

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