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perdition

1. Christianity
a. final and irrevocable spiritual ruin
b. this state as one that the wicked are said to be destined to endure for ever
2. another word for hell
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She carried her gossiping to such an extreme that nothing could be kept private--nothing could be done or said on earth but every body in perdition knew all about it before the sun went down.
I find my follies are irretrievable; and all your goodness cannot save me from perdition."
Hoover, forty-five, flush and foolish, might carry off Helen herself; Hoover, forty-five, flush, foolish and fat is meat for perdition. There was never a chance for you, Hoover.
Chillip, 'they are much disliked; and as they are very free in consigning everybody who dislikes them to perdition, we really have a good deal of perdition going on in our neighbourhood!
Was there not a spirit in him which, silent as it was, burned on him like the fires of perdition?
It gave Joseph satisfaction, apparently, to watch him go the worst lengths: he allowed that the lad was ruined: that his soul was abandoned to perdition; but then he reflected that Heathcliff must answer for it.
But I rather judge it the kinder feelings of nature, which grieves that so goodly a form should be a vessel of perdition. Repent, my daughter confess thy witchcrafts turn thee from thine evil faith embrace this holy emblem, and all shall yet be well with thee here and hereafter.
Mendes, who wrote the original script with Krysty Wilson-Cairns, has earlier helmed two James Bond movies, 2015's 'Spectre' and 2012's 'Skyfall,' and 'Road to Perdition,' 'Revolutionary Road,'
The country will endure "perdition" if the government does not put an end to "destructive mining" operations this year, President Duterte declared last Sunday.
In a speech delivered on Friday, Nasrallah said that the steadfastness of the Syrian state and army saved Lebanon in its entirety from perdition, thanking Syria for refusing to surrender and submit to Takfiri mentality.
(2009/18) Road To Perdition Film4 11.10pm Mike Sullivan (Tom Hanks) acts as the muscle for his father figure Mob boss in Depression-era America.