apocalyptic

[ uh-pok-uh-lip-tik ]SEE DEFINITION OF apocalyptic

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR APOCALYPTIC

Saint John's apocalyptic vision is realized; there is "no more sea."

It was poetry and the drama, and processions and apocalyptic visions.

The work of Art is apocalyptic of the artist's own personality.

It has not the prolixity which is so common a fault of apocalyptic commentators.

In the apocalyptic style of the housekeeper of Invermay, woe be to that person!

Cain is apocalyptic,—it is a revelation not before communicated to man.

This expectation implies the Apocalyptic view of the resurrection.

Nor did the Apocalyptic seers dismiss this thought of earthly battle.

Cain is apocalyptic; it is a revelation not before communicated to man.

May we not say that the time was ripe for an apocalyptic message?

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, "pertaining to the 'Revelation of St. John' in the New Testament," from Greek apokalyptikos, from apokalyptein (see apocalypse). Meaning "pertaining to the imminent end of the world" evolved by 1880s.

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