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  • The faintly lit hatchway lay in the dark of the yard like a grave yawning at judgment day in some old apocalyptic painting.†   (source)
  • The Apocalypse?†   (source)
  • The latrine is apocalyptic.†   (source)
  • For some reason, I was the only one who received these apocalyptic phone calls from him.†   (source)
  • TO HAVE GOTTEN so close to apocalypse—it rattled her still.†   (source)
  • It's an alien apocalypse!†   (source)
  • Apocalypse Now, anyone?†   (source)
  • I stumbled upon it while wandering, lost, along the banks of the Hoolie River in the "sparsely populated section of town where the Old City decays into Jacktown amid a jumble of tall warehouses which prevent even a glimpse of the ruined towers of the cathedral until one turns a corner onto a narrow cul-de-sac and there is the shell of the cathedral; its chapter house has half fallen away into the river, its facade is pocked with remnants of the mournful, apocalyptic statuary of the post-Hegira expansionist period.†   (source)
  • We see, and Sethe intuits, that what's coming in the front gate is the Apocalypse.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Once, I butt-dialed the apocalypse?†   (source)
  • Teenagers—everything is so apocalyptic.†   (source)
  • I couldn't focus on the film, something about the apocalypse and only one man who could save all humanity.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • "Apocalypse," she says, eyes dancing.†   (source)
  • Whatever else might have happened, her apocalyptic depression had passed.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Against the tangerine blush of the afternoon sun, it looked like the apocalypse had already touched down in Virginia.†   (source)
  • Other signs of the apocalypse proliferate.†   (source)
  • Jessica watched as he studied that apocalyptic landscape, his eyes probing into sand rivers and canyons.†   (source)
  • I even started getting into zombie apocalypse stuff, and none of it ever bothered me.†   (source)
  • On this Holy Thursday, Father Restrepo had led his audience to the limits of their endurance with his apocalyptic visions, and Nivea was beginning to feel dizzy.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Although the rise of this crime wave long predated crack, the trend was so exacerbated by crack that criminologists got downright apocalyptic in their predictions.†   (source)
  • Which meant sea levels rising at an alarming and apocalyptic rate.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Or the Apocalypse.†   (source)
  • Pick an apocalypse, any apocalypse.†   (source)
  • I stared at him, saw how he was trying to suppress his laughter at my vision of the apocalypse.†   (source)
  • But then again, Cinderella didn't live in a post-apocalyptic world invaded by avenging angels.†   (source)
  • Gina invented the apocalypse game.†   (source)
  • In fact, they d discussed the possibility that the apocalypse predicted by the apostle John might be precipitated by the virus.†   (source)
  • They both got a glimpse of the apocalypse.†   (source)
  • They spent an hour in the game room, competing with the computer, each other, and hologram opponents at Free Zone and Apocalypse.†   (source)
  • This was Greater Los Angeles in an age of change, crackling with the energy of doom, yearning for the Apocalypse, where an unintended slight or an inadvertent trespass on someone else's turf might result in a thermonuclear response.†   (source)
  • "You said not to do anything that might accidentally contribute to the apocalypse," Magnus said.†   (source)
  • "Nostril cams prove that the apocalypse approacheth," I said in a low voice.†   (source)
  • They would occasionally get a contact from someone who thought that they'd found the next apocalypse.†   (source)
  • Or so it seems to his father as, on a fan-cooled veranda, he entertains apocalyptic thoughts of marching armies, a new dynasty, the end of society as they know it.†   (source)
  • Is it still the apocalypse?†   (source)
  • So, too, was ISIS, which wanted nothing more than a final apocalyptic battle with the armies of Rome, in a place called Dabiq.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • And of course there was the legend of an Apocalypse where they themselves would be called upon to stand on the side of the surviving good brothers.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • They are just people trying to fend off the apocalypse from their shores.†   (source)
  • These are apocalyptic times, my dear sir, this is the Last Judgment.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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…   (source)
    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.   (source)
    apocalyptic = describing the end of the world
  • …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…   (source)
    apocalyptic = like the end-of-the-world
  • Only birds would survive this sort of apocalypse.†   (source)
  • It's a fifteen-thousand-word apology set on post-apocalyptic Jedha.†   (source)
  • So when the Apocalypse comes riding up your lane, what will you do?†   (source)
  • Langdon flashed on Peter's lecture about the Apocalypse.†   (source)
  • Believe me, the Apocalypse is coming ....and it will be nothing like what we were taught.†   (source)
  • What does the word apocalypse literally mean?†   (source)
  • Someone else said, "But isn't the Apocalypse about the end of the world?†   (source)
  • Apocalypse means 'to unveil' ....or 'to reveal.'†   (source)
  • "Beware!" the preacher shouted, warning of the coming Apocalypse.†   (source)
  • The Apocalypse is literally a reveal-ation.†   (source)
  • The Apocalypse is not the end of the world, but rather it is the end of the world as we know it.†   (source)
  • I was thinking more along the lines of the apocalypse,' she said.†   (source)
  • The state controlled the means of apocalypse.†   (source)
  • Men Ask for Directions (and Other Signs of the Apocalypse).†   (source)
  • Wasn't Israel featured prominently in John s apocalypse?†   (source)
  • Snowlight blinds me, heatless fire; pale, apocalyptic.†   (source)
  • Constructing schools under such apocalyptic conditions was clearly out of the question.†   (source)
  • It might not have been a sign of the apocalypse, but it seemed pretty close.†   (source)
  • But it's less funny when I can't rid myself of the feeling that the apocalypse is coming, somehow.†   (source)
  • He sensed that Fittich, sunk in some deep moral weariness, also longed for a delivering apocalypse.†   (source)
  • After the apocalypse, they'll have three kids, you decide.†   (source)
  • Beyond them, I catch a glimpse of the apocalypse.†   (source)
  • I tell my students not to look for apocalypse in such places.†   (source)
  • He was speaking of some act more apocalyptic than three hundred and thirty murders.†   (source)
  • It looks like a smoldering, post-apocalyptic, melting nightmare out of some Hollywood blockbuster.†   (source)
  • From now on I'm just building my world, piece by piece, like in the apocalypse game.†   (source)
  • It all made sense in the most apocalyptic way.†   (source)
  • After the apocalypse, there will be no more juice boxes.†   (source)
  • The Appalachian Highlands, says the voice-over, where the Angels of the Apocalypse, Fourth Division, are smoking out a pocket of Baptist guerillas, with air support from the Twenty-first Battalion of the Angels of Light.†   (source)
  • Street preachers took to self-flagellation and ranting about the Apocalypse, though they seemed disappointed: where were the trumpets and angels, why hadn't the moon turned to blood?†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • There was something apocalyptic about his tone, as if he were referring to the Seven Seals of Revelation or Pandora's box.†   (source)
  • I don't think he was expecting Cassie Sullivan's answer to his invitation to party down post-alien apocalypse style.†   (source)
  • With less than twenty-five minutes left until midnight, the people were still packed together, some praying, some weeping for the church, others screaming obscenities and proclaiming that this was what the church deserved, still others chanting apocalyptic Bible verses.†   (source)
  • There were fewer people left in the city, even downtown, and yet the horses, the prostitute, the dogs—it was growing ever more apocalyptic and surreal.†   (source)
  • Malenkov foresaw that a nuclear arms race with the West could only have devastating results, referring to it as an "apocalyptic policy."†   (source)
  • After a bit of awkward maneuvering (and probably several butt calls to the apocalypse), he held out the sword in triumph, the phablet now hooked on the point.†   (source)
  • After a few minutes of these apocalyptic pronouncements, he seemed to wear himself out and fell into an uneasy sleep.†   (source)
  • Samuel L. Jackson's character in Pulp Fiction, in between all the swearwords (or that one swearword all those times) is a Vesuvius of biblical language, one steady burst of apocalyptic rhetoric and imagery.†   (source)
  • The prophecy of the Apocalypse is just one of the Bible's beautiful messages that has been distorted.†   (source)
  • Although many people erroneously interpreted apocalypse as a cataclysmic end of the world, the word literally signified an "unveiling," predicted by the ancients to be that of great wisdom.†   (source)
  • "Father," Langdon said, his tone challenging, "we're all familiar with the Revelation of Saint John and the literal meaning of the Apocalypse, but biblical prophecy hardly seems—"†   (source)
  • "The Apocalypse?" she said.†   (source)
  • Adam and Eve Betrayal of Christ Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Great Passion Last Supper Seeing all the biblical titles, Katherine recalled that Dürer practiced something called Mystic Christianity—a fusion of early Christianity, alchemy, astrology, and science.†   (source)
  • Another chunk of flaming apocalypse blasted a crater in the floor next to us, singeing Gunilla's wings and Hearthstone's scarf.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • This is the peculiar problem of constant connectivity: any silence of more than a few hours provokes apocalyptic thoughts.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • I came back to the gunslinger's 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.†   (source)
  • They made fun of his tantrums, his outdated cane, and his apocalyptic predictions, and said he looked like a crow in his mourning.†   (source)
  • The Ultraviolet Apocalypse.†   (source)
  • She had not come to Syria on a suicide mission and had no intention of dying in this wretched place, at the hands of these blackclad prophets of the apocalypse.†   (source)
  • It was the struggle between the state and secret groups of insurgents, state-born, wild-eyed—the anarchists, terrorists, assassins and revolutionaries who tried to bring about apocalyptic change.†   (source)
  • Pretty much every country I'd heard of, and a bunch I hadn't, seemed to be thinking about jumping on the Insane Apocalypse bandwagon.†   (source)
  • I clamped my palms to my ears and stretched up my lips and shrieked again: a stab at truth, a snatch at apocalyptic glee.†   (source)
  • Clara woke a little before it, having had an apocalyptic nightmare of exploded horses, cows hurled into the sea, people crawling under stones, and gaping caverns in the earth into which whole houses were falling.†   (source)
  • For a time they listened to the news on the radio, but it was all stabbings and death and predictions of a coming apocalyptic war between Jews and Muslims over the Temple Mount.†   (source)
  • And for Osama Bin Laden and his apocalyptic emissaries, the nineteen mostly Saudi men about to board American airliners carrying box-cutters, Massoud's death meant that the one leader most capable of uniting northern Afghanistan's warlords around the American military aid sure to pour in was toppled, like the towers about to fall half a world away.†   (source)
  • Don't lead a werewolf uprising, don't do anything that might accidentally contribute to the apocalypse, and don't start your own line of glitter and try to sell it at Sephora.†   (source)
  • The Ultraviolet Apocalypse.†   (source)
  • 'The apocalypse,' she told him.†   (source)
  • The men who flew black flags would prevail, thus unleashing a chain of apocalyptic events that would bring about the appearance of the Mandi and the end of days.†   (source)
  • It's one of the fliers from the apocalypse cults that sprang up like pimples on greased skin after the attacks.†   (source)
  • She was one of those people who are born for the greatness of a single love, for exaggerated hatred, for apocalyptic vengeance, and for the most sublime forms of heroism, but she was unable to shape her fate to the dimensions of her amorous vocation, so it was lived out as something flat and gray trapped between her mother's sickroom walls, wretched tenements, and the tortured confessions with which this large, opulent, hot-blooded woman—made for maternity, abundance, action, and ardor—was consuming herself.†   (source)
  • The apocalypse?†   (source)
  • But the thing that really convinces me that the apocalypse is here is the crunching of smart-phones under my feet.†   (source)
  • Angels of the Apocalypse.†   (source)
  • His face becomes animated like he's genuinely fascinated by the economics of post-apocalyptic gambling.†   (source)
  • If ever, indeed, the violence which fills Harlem's churches, pool halls, and bars erupts outward in a more direct fashion, Harlem and its citizens are likely to vanish in an apocalyptic flood.†   (source)
  • The children were not children, but the sons, the heirs, the intelligentsia, and the terrors were not terrible but sent from above, apocalyptic; that's quite different.†   (source)
  • Lurching to the washroom, I locked myself in and sat on the can, scrawling in my notebook apocalyptic messages to myself whose content I barely understood even as they streamed out from my scrambled consciousness: last bulletins of a condemned man, or the ravings of one who, perishing on the earth's most remote and rotted strand, floats crazed jottings in bottles out upon the black indifferent bosom of eternity.†   (source)
  • In fairy tales this may be as slight as the lack of a certain golden ring, whereas in apocalyptic vision the physical and spiritual life of the whole earth can be represented as fallen, or on the point of falling into ruin.†   (source)
  • Those pale-blue eyes, which didn't have any depth, could look down the barrel of a .38 and see, really see for one frozen and apocalyptic instant, what was over yonder.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • But our most popular prophets were undoubtedly those who in an apocalyptic jargon had announced sequences of events, any one of which might be construed as applicable to the present state of affairs and was abstruse enough to admit of almost any interpretation.†   (source)
  • As they leaped through the sunlight they brought to mind the chapter in the Apocalypse, about the whiteness of them that were washed in the blood of the Lamb.†   (source)
  • I was surprised, and a little bit awed by the fact, like a person who learns unexpectedly that he has inherited a million dollars, all lying up there in the bank for him to draw on, or who learns that the little stitch in the side is cancer and that he is carrying around inside himself that mysterious, apocalyptic, burgeoning thing which is part of himself but is, at the same time, not part of himself but the enemy.†   (source)
  • This vision of Apocalypse comes to us from the Gospel according to Matthew: And as Jesus sat upon the Mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us when shall these things be?†   (source)
  • Hence the personality or personalities of God—whether represented in trinitarian, dualistic, or unitarian terms, in polytheistic, monotheistic, or henotheistic terms, pictorially or verbally, as documented fact or as apocalyptic vision—no one should attempt to read or interpret as the final thing.†   (source)
  • I tried to soothe her by reading the Apocalypse aloud.†   (source)
  • A fearful, apocalyptic name, very much calculated to instill secret terrors.†   (source)
  • It was the great and powerful angel in the Apocalypse.†   (source)
  • Oh, Mr. Lebedeff, I am told you lecture on the Apocalypse.†   (source)
  • What does the source, or 'spring,' of life really mean in the Apocalypse?†   (source)
  • You speak like the Apocalypse, and you are as true as the Gospel.†   (source)
  • In chapter 13, verse 18, of the Apocalypse, it is said: Here is wisdom.†   (source)
  • Through the solid barrier of cold cretaceous upland to the northward he was always beholding a gorgeous city—the fancied place he had likened to the new Jerusalem, though there was perhaps more of the painter's imagination and less of the diamond merchant's in his dreams thereof than in those of the Apocalyptic writer.†   (source)
  • At the height of Napoleon's unexampled conquests, there were Americans who had fought at Bunker Hill who looked forward to the possibility that the Atlantic might prove no barrier against the ultimate schemes of this French upstart from the revolutionary chaos who seemed in act of fulfilling judgment prefigured in the Apocalypse.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • A Europe that knew how to preserve its eternal treasures would coolly, calmly proceed with the agenda of classical reason and ignore any proletarian apocalypses that might be envisioned here or there.†   (source)
  • "We are neighbours, so will you be so kind as to come over one day and explain the Apocalypse to me?" said Aglaya.†   (source)
  • He informed Muishkin that his father had lately found a new interpretation of the star called "wormwood," which fell upon the water-springs, as described in the Apocalypse.†   (source)
  • "I have known," said he, "a real interpreter of the Apocalypse, the late Gregory Semeonovitch Burmistroff, and he—he pierced the heart like a fiery flash!†   (source)
  • Now for fifteen years at least I have studied the Apocalypse, and she agrees with me in thinking that the present is the epoch represented by the third horse, the black one whose rider holds a measure in his hand.†   (source)
  • By reading the Apocalypse.†   (source)
  • I have been looking into a volume of sermons by Mr. Tyke: such sermons would be of no use at Lowick—I mean, about imputed righteousness and the prophecies in the Apocalypse.†   (source)
  • This fever or madness had reached such a degree of intensity that the external world was no longer anything more for the unhappy man than a sort of Apocalypse, —visible, palpable, terrible.†   (source)
  • Abstruse speculations contain vertigo; no, there is nothing to indicate that he risked his mind in apocalypses.†   (source)
  • One would have said, to see the pensive thoughtfulness of his glance, that he had already, in some previous state of existence, traversed the revolutionary apocalypse.†   (source)
  • His intention of killing Napoleon and his calculations of the cabalistic number of the beast of the Apocalypse now seemed to him meaningless and even ridiculous.†   (source)
  • How, or by what means, he was connected with the great event foretold in the Apocalypse he did not know, but he did not doubt that connection for a moment.†   (source)
  • We do not speak of the immense exile of Patmos who, on his part also, overwhelms the real world with a protest in the name of the ideal world, who makes of his vision an enormous satire and casts on Rome-Nineveh, on Rome-Babylon, on Rome-Sodom, the flaming reflection of the Apocalypse.†   (source)
  • The French alphabet, written out with the same numerical values as the Hebrew, in which the first nine letters denote units and the others tens, will have the following significance: a b c d e f g h i k 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 l m n o p q r s 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 t u v w x y 100 110 120 130 140 150 z 160 Writing the words L'Empereur Napoleon in numbers, it appears that the sum of them is 666, and that Napoleon was therefore the beast foretold in the Apocalypse.†   (source)
  • There is something of the apocalypse in civil war, all the mists of the unknown are commingled with fierce flashes, revolutions are sphinxes, and any one who has passed through a barricade thinks he has traversed a dream.†   (source)
  • Forests are apocalypses, and the beating of the wings of a tiny soul produces a sound of agony beneath their monstrous vault.†   (source)
  • Then I decided that that would bring about the apocalypse.†   (source)
  • Offscreen, I tell Earl that the apocalypse is not for a while.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Apocalypse Later (dir.†   (source)
  • Earl, wearing a bandanna and holding a Super Soaker, demands to know when the apocalypse is happening.†   (source)
  • Once we found out what the apocalypse was, we thought that it was ridiculous that Apocalypse Now was not, in fact, about the End of the World.†   (source)
  • I decided pretty quickly, however, that that was not going to work, and might also bring about the apocalypse.†   (source)
  • This vile hypocrite, bronzed with infamy, is the white bull mentioned in the Apocalypse.†   (source)
  • Apocalypse.†   (source)
  • [2] Dante deals freely with the figures of the Apocalypse: Revelation vii†   (source)
  • Book IV
    O, for that warning voice, which he, who saw
    The Apocalypse, heard cry in Heaven aloud,
    Then when the Dragon, put to second rout,
    Came furious down to be revenged on men,
    Woe to the inhabitants on earth!†   (source)
  • So also (Apocalypse 19.13.)†   (source)
  • in the apparition of a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: And after the time of Moses, (where the manner how God spake immediately to man in the Old Testament, is expressed) hee spake alwaies by a Vision, or by a Dream; as to Gideon, Samuel, Eliah, Elisha, Isaiah, Ezekiel, and the rest of the Prophets; and often in the New Testament, as to Joseph, to St. Peter, to St. Paul, and to St. John the Evangelist in the Apocalypse.†   (source)
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