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But threats of hell-fire were only meant to startle the sinner from his repose.

This night we send two hundred and thirteen rebels into hell-fire.

What he called 'the hell-fire and brimstone' theory used to make him sick.

Wake up, Captain, wake up; you are out of that hell-fire now.

But it also speaks of the hell-fire of which the offender stands in danger.

Belief in hell-fire outlasts it for a little among the ignorant.

I will not kill myself because then I should go to hell-fire, but Spiro can do it very well.

Notwithstanding this hell-fire, or the sharpshooters, we press through the woods.

I have often wished that hell-fire would burn up those bank-bills.

And he is in danger of hell-fire,Who calls his brother fool.

WORD ORIGIN

also hell fire, from Old English hellefyr, in which helle is the genitive case of hell. It translates Greek gehenna tou pyros, literally "fiery hell." Also used in Middle English for "erysipelas" (mid-15c.).

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