hellfire hellfire  /ˈhɛl ˌfaɪr/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a place of eternal fire envisaged as punishment for the damned

Usage(s):

  1. The surviving Taliban could still withdraw to avoid the hellfire of American strikes and then spring ambushes on towns and villages below.
  2. The hunt for Saddam that began with a hellfire of bombs eight months ago ended without a shot being fired.
  3. The temptation will be to slouch back to hellfire and brimstone to unite conservative Christians.

News

  • Too Much Love

    I’ve heard it said that some in the church are complaining about too much emphasis on God’s love and too little on imminent eternal punishment. Some in the church cringe to hear such complaints; but, realistically, if hellfire and damnation are in our future, why would anyone waste time preaching about love?
    on June 30, 2013     Source: Baytown Sun

Quotes

  1. "I just don't think we should go hellfire damnation around the globe freeing people, unless it is directly related to our own national security," Ford told Woodward.
    on Dec 27, 2006 By: Gerald Ford Source: CNN International

  2. "They have not been free to come and go. Some say this was all started because of 9/11, and of course that wasn't true. It is Apache helicopters firing hellfire missiles made in America that kill the residents of Gaza. America and George Bush are...
    on Aug 27, 2006 By: Olaf Wiig Source: CBS News

  3. Sheehan, now in DC to protest these drones, writes, "General Atomics builds Predator unmanned aerial vehicles that are used by the US military to drop Hellfire missiles from thousands of feet above on to mostly civilian targets and have killed...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Cindy Sheehan Source: The NarcoSphere

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