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Definition an event involving terrible destruction; or (especially when capitalized) the end of the world as we know it (as prophesized in the Christian book of Revelation)

At one time "apocalypse" referred to the unveiling of new ideas — especially in early Jewish and Christian literature.
  • an apocalyptic prediction of global warming
  • The painting depicts the four horsemen of the apocalypse.
  • They clicked on a television to see if they could discover where they were, and it was soon clear to them that they were in London, and as they watched the television with its intermittently apocalyptic news they felt oddly normal, for they had not watched a television in months.
    Moshin Hamid  --  Exit West
  • apocalyptic = describing terribly destructive events
  • ...a failure to imagine a plausible desirable future for oneself, and, not just in Marin, but in the whole region, in the Bay Area, and in many other places too, places both near and far, the apocalypse appeared to have arrived and yet it was not apocalyptic, which is to say that while the changes were jarring they were not the end, and life went on, and people found things to do and ways to be and people to be with, and plausible desirable futures began to emerge, unimaginable...
    Moshin Hamid  --  Exit West
  • apocalyptic = like the end-of-the-world
  • It has been said that depression is a failure to imagine a plausible desirable future for oneself, and, not just in Marin, but in the whole region, in the Bay Area, and in many other places too, places both near and far, the apocalypse appeared to have arrived and yet it was not apocalyptic, which is to say that while the changes were jarring they were not the end, and life went on, and people found things to do and ways to be and people to be with, and plausible desirable futures...
    Moshin Hamid  --  Exit West
  • apocalypse = an event involving terrible destruction
  • Disruptions were enormous, and conflict did not vanish overnight, it persisted and simmered, but reports of its persistence and simmering seemed less than apocalyptic, and while some migrants continued to cling to properties they did not own under the law, and some migrants and some nativists too continued to detonate bombs and carry out knifings and shootings, Saeed and Nadia had the sense that overall, for most people, in Britain at least, existence went on in tolerable safety.
    Moshin Hamid  --  Exit West
  • apocalyptic = describing the end of the world
  • They are just people trying to fend off the apocalypse from their shores.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • TO HAVE GOTTEN so close to apocalypse—it rattled her still.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Other signs of the apocalypse proliferate.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • Everything was new and apocalyptic.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • 38 and see, really see for one frozen and apocalyptic instant, what was over yonder.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King's Men
  • They both got a glimpse of the apocalypse.
    D.J. Machale  --  The Merchant of Death
  • A fearful, apocalyptic name, very much calculated to instill secret terrors.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • She pored over the Apocalypse and began to quote from the Prophets and before long she had come to a deeper understanding of her existence.
    Flannery O'Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
  • The latrine is apocalyptic.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Men Ask for Directions (and Other Signs of the Apocalypse).
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • 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
  • I was thinking more along the lines of the apocalypse,' she said.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • You speak like the Apocalypse, and you are as true as the Gospel.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • 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

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