doomsday doomsday  /ˈdumz ˌdeɪ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (New Testament) day at the end of time following Armageddon when God will decree the fates of all individual humans according to the good and evil of their earthly lives
  2. (n) an unpleasant or disastrous destiny

Usage(s):

  1. Shutdowns and blackouts loom as the coal strike rumbles on 'It's fairly clear that we're already I to some extent in the doomsday area.
  2. Throughout history, prophets of doomsday have compiled a notoriously bad record.
  3. The scene in Harris County's Southbend subdivision is eerie, like something out of a doomsday movie.

News

  1. Doomsday budget: Auburn council nixes pension smoothing, $1.7 million in cuts on horizon

    AUBURN | Doomsday. Draconian. Armageddon.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Auburn Citizen

  2. Chuck Hagel right at home on Pentagon in the sky with his Offutt crew

    The "doomsday plane" — the National Airborne Operations Center — and its crew are stationed at Offutt Air Force Base.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Omaha World-Herald

  3. 'Doomsday prepper' sentenced to prison time

    A St. Petersburg man who claimed to be preparing for "doomsday" was sentenced to more than eight years in prison.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: FOX 5 Washington D.C.

Quotes

  1. "The truth is that if Bush keeps all his forces in Iraq until doomsday and until they enter hell, they will only see crisis and defeat by the will of God," said al-Zawahri, the deputy of al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden.
    on Apr 17, 2008 By: Ayman al-Zawahri Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Bush said his "doomsday scenario of course is that extremists throughout the Middle East would be emboldened, which would eventually lead to another attack on the United States."
    on Sep 8, 2004 By: President Bush Source: Newsday

  3. "We repeat those assurances here," Alito wrote. "Despite municipal respondents' doomsday proclamations, (the decision) does not imperil every law regulating firearms."
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Antonin Scalia Source: Winston-Salem Journal

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