from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Loss of the soul; eternal damnation.
- noun Hell.
- noun Utter ruin.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Entire ruin; utter destruction.
- noun The condition of the lost; the future state of the wicked; hell.
- noun Loss or diminution.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun 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.
- noun obsolete Loss of diminution.
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- noun (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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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.
The Scottish Chiefs 1875
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,
The Value of the Soul. E. S. Taylor 1865
What are all the comforts of the home of Dives, if they end in perdition?
Three Discourses 1865
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).
Second April 1921
Of the meaning of death in the future, or what is known as perdition, we have no call here to speak.
Christian Doctrine of Sin 1823-1886 1876