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Now in sober truth there is a magnificent idea in these monsters of the Apocalypse.

Croly, in his new interpretation of the Apocalypse, holds the following language.

It is the prophet's message to his fellow men, the apocalypse of the seer.

Then comes the purpose of all this apocalypse of Divine magnificence.

He beholds there, an Apocalypse of the redemption of the world.

Perhaps the Angel of the Apocalypse likes this kind of piracy.

It also possessed one of the earliest of the block-books, the Apocalypse.

Here we have the four beasts 78 of the Apocalypse,—emblems of the Evangelists.

One might have supposed it to be the living chariot of the Apocalypse.

The general symmetry of the Apocalypse militates against it.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "revelation, disclosure," from Church Latin apocalypsis "revelation," from Greek apokalyptein "uncover, disclose, reveal," from apo- "from" (see apo-) + kalyptein "to cover, conceal" (see Calypso). The Christian end-of-the-world story is part of the revelation in John of Patmos' book "Apokalypsis" (a title rendered into English as "Apocalypse" c.1230 and "Revelations" by Wyclif c.1380).

Its general sense in Middle English was "insight, vision; hallucination;" meaning "a cataclysmic event" is modern. As agent nouns, apocalypst (1829), apocalypt (1834), and apocalyptist (1835) have been tried.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR APOCALYPSE

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