Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The fire of hell, considered as punishment for sinners.

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  • noun uncountable the fire of Hell
  • noun uncountable fire produced by the Devil, or a similar supernatural creature connected to Hell
  • noun countable a fire that burns with unusual heat or ferocity

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

  • noun a place of eternal fire envisaged as punishment for the damned

Etymologies

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hell +‎ fire

Examples

  • The Likudniks, Yisrael Beiteinu, Kach and Kahane Chai, and the Christo-Kharijites whose support for Israel is based on the belief that the Jews must own all of the Mandate of Palestine so that Jesus can come back to earth and all Jews, Muslims, and non-fundamentalist Christians will burn in hellfire for not accepting Christianity.

    Think Progress » ThinkFast: March 25, 2010

  • The one thing that isn't mentioned by the secular world, as they condemn Christian (but not non-Christian) mention of hellfire: is this --- is hell possible?

    Vanish by Tom Pawlik: a Hellfire Comparison

  • That's why I say to you, be careful what you wish for, about me calling hellfire and brimstone down on a church for what you claim is its hypocrisy, since in my theology, you would fall first there.

    Abortion News and Information

  • Scaly knuckles against the door, and the snoring victims picked out in hellfire flashes — a single smooth shot, as it were, from the camera mounted on Grendel’s forehead.

    Don’t Fear the Reaper

  • Scaly knuckles against the door, and the snoring victims picked out in hellfire flashes — a single smooth shot, as it were, from the camera mounted on Grendel’s forehead.

    Don’t Fear the Reaper

  • Scaly knuckles against the door, and the snoring victims picked out in hellfire flashes — a single smooth shot, as it were, from the camera mounted on Grendel’s forehead.

    Don’t Fear the Reaper

  • Scaly knuckles against the door, and the snoring victims picked out in hellfire flashes — a single smooth shot, as it were, from the camera mounted on Grendel’s forehead.

    Don’t Fear the Reaper

  • Scaly knuckles against the door, and the snoring victims picked out in hellfire flashes — a single smooth shot, as it were, from the camera mounted on Grendel’s forehead.

    Don’t Fear the Reaper

  • “You’re suggesting that black and latina women aren’t bright enough to comprehend the subtleties of birth control, and therefore frightening them with hellfire is a better way to keep them in line.”

    Matthew Yglesias » Also: The Sky Is Blue

  • You’re suggesting that black and latina women aren’t bright enough to comprehend the subtleties of birth control, and therefore frightening them with hellfire is a better way to keep them in line.

    Matthew Yglesias » Also: The Sky Is Blue

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