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an apocalyptic prediction of global warming
  great destruction; or more specifically the end of the world as we know it (as prophesized in the Christian book of Revelation)
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  • an apocalyptic prediction of global warming
  • The painting depicts the four horsemen of the apocalypse.
  • "Nostril cams prove that the apocalypse approacheth," I said in a low voice.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • "You said not to do anything that might accidentally contribute to the apocalypse," Magnus said.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire

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  • Which meant sea levels rising at an alarming and apocalyptic rate.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • Apocalypse Now, anyone?
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park
  • It’s an alien apocalypse!
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • TO HAVE GOTTEN so close to apocalypse—it rattled her still.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • The rumble of bombs had quieted and the sirens had finally wound down, and I wondered if all that apocalyptic noise had been keeping me awake.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • For some reason, I was the only one who received these apocalyptic phone calls from him.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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  • The constant wave of tropical storms and hurricanes that menaced coastal Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida in the summer of 2004 turned their relaxed Southern coastal life into an apocalyptic struggle for survival.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • But then again, Cinderella didn’t live in a post-apocalyptic world invaded by avenging angels.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • As Professor Ross Miller notes in his book American Apocalypse: The Great Fire and the Myth of Chicago: "Subsequent ’antifire’ legislation disproportionately penalized the working poor who owned their own wooden homes.
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • Other signs of the apocalypse proliferate.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • The latrine is apocalyptic.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Or the Apocalypse.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • They are just people trying to fend off the apocalypse from their shores.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Against the tangerine blush of the afternoon sun, it looked like the apocalypse had already touched down in Virginia.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • Nor did I write letters or indite in my notebook any of those gnomic lines—ranging from the mordant to the apocalyptic and aping in style the worst of both Cyril Connolly and Andre Gideby which I strove to maintain a subsidiary career as diarist.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • And assuming Leo’s doomsday candles didn’t go off by accident—Leo’s inventions sometimes did that—in which case the weather would get much hotter, with a ninety percent chance of fiery apocalypse.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • The locksman, freed from his trance by the apocalyptic vision of red-haired death bearing down on him, stirred himself and fumbled hastily for his dirk.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • This is the peculiar problem of constant connectivity: any silence of more than a few hours provokes apocalyptic thoughts.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • The community was beyond the fringe, a vision of post-apocalypse America.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Maybe I’ll even confess the truth, that I rode in with the horsemen and beheld the apocalypse, but still I’ll insist I was only a captive witness.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Abstruse speculations contain vertigo; no, there is nothing to indicate that he risked his mind in apocalypses.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • I couldn’t focus on the film, something about the apocalypse and only one man who could save all humanity.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • I was thinking more along the lines of the apocalypse,’ she said.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • It is a dark apocalypse in which the angels are all demons; where we recognize the sphinx, the lion and the eagle-griffin, the cherub with human hands and feet, along with many monsters of the imagination which haunted men’s minds then and long after.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • The tabloid future, with its mechanism of a hopeful twist to apocalyptic events, was per haps not so very remote from our own immediate experience.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • They both got a glimpse of the apocalypse.
    D.J. Machale  --  The Merchant of Death
  • Only birds would survive this sort of apocalypse.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • I stared at him, saw how he was trying to suppress his laughter at my vision of the apocalypse.
    James Patterson  --  Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
  • I had to struggle when she called out her whole force of frights, apocalypse death riders, church-porch devils who grabbed naked sinners from behind to lug them down to punishment, her infanticides, plagues, and incests.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • The state controlled the means of apocalypse.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • They would occasionally get a contact from someone who thought that they’d found the next apocalypse.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • In fact, they d discussed the possibility that the apocalypse predicted by the apostle John might be precipitated by the virus.
    Ted Dekker  --  White: The Great Pursuit
  • I had declined to believe in that apocalypse which had been central to my father’s vision; very well, life seemed to be saying, here is something that will certainly pass for an apocalypse until the real thing comes along.
    James Baldwin  --  Notes of a Native Son
  • Filled with amazement and terror by this apparition of a horseman in the sky-half believing himself the chosen scribe of some new apocalypse, the officer was overcome by the intensity of his emotions; his legs failed him and he fell.
    Ambrose Bierce  --  A Horseman in the Sky
  • Even though I could see her there, I felt entirely alone among these big and empty buildings, like I’d survived the apocalypse and the world had been given to me, this whole and amazing and endless world, mine for the exploring.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • His emotions tell him to go back and kill that manager, get his swords out of the trunk, dive in through the little sliding window like a ninja, track him down through the moiling chaos of the microwaved franchise and confront him in a climactic thick-crust apocalypse.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • …world when Salem’s Lot was going badly ("The Oracle and the Mountains") and wrote of the boy Jake’s sad ending not long after I had seen another boy, Danny Torrance, escape another bad place in The Shining In fact, the only time when my thoughts did not turn at least occasionally to the gunslinger’s dry and yet somehow gorgeous world (at least it has always seemed gorgeous to me) was when I was inhabiting another that seemed every bit as real-the post-apocalypse world of The Stand.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • Everything was new and apocalyptic.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • I still had one arm draped over Bluie, in fact, when I awoke just after four in the morning with an apocalyptic pain fingering out from the unreachable center of my head.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • Whatever else might have happened, her apocalyptic depression had passed.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • Jessica watched as he studied that apocalyptic landscape, his eyes probing into sand rivers and canyons.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Milo’s planes, ballooning serenely in over the blossoming treetops with their bomb bay doors open and wing flaps down and with their monstrous, bug-eyed, blinding, fiercely flickering, eerie landing lights on, were the most apocalyptic sight he had ever beheld.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • The media craved apocalyptic headlines, and self-proclaimed "cult specialists" were still cashing in on millennium hype with fabricated stories that the Illuminati were alive and well and organizing their New World Order.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • In the morning, it was still raining in an apocalyptic fashion and the jeep driver had already contracted to carry a load back to Skardu.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • There were not many who paid attention to his apocalyptic talk, for the town was convinced that the priest was rambling because of his age.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • And then, I brought down an apocalyptic, apoplectic,, joy-to-the-great-world drum-roll that made Mamita throw her head back and laugh her loud, girlish laugh.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
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