perdition

[ per-dish-uh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF perdition

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PERDITION

He would tell me to go to perdition, probably, and I shouldn't blame him.

Perdition to the land where a man could not live unless he was a skunk or a cur.

If was the world against Kate, let the world go to perdition.

Since she went I know what perdition means; what darkness is.

He resisted, as though I had been forcing him over the brink of perdition.

No devil had ever tempted a man with such a bribe of perdition.

In his view it was the surest means of getting to perdition.

To forsake it is to "forsake their own mercy," to "turn back into perdition."

He has led me to perdition—men lost, boat lost, credit lost.

I will not ask a favor of man, to save my soul from perdition.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "fact of being lost or destroyed," from Old French perdicion "loss, calamity, perdition" of souls (11c.) and directly from Late Latin perditionem (nominative perditio) "ruin, destruction," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin perdere "do away with, destroy; lose, throw away, squander," from per- "through" (here perhaps with intensive or completive force, "to destruction") + dare "to put" (see date (n.1)). Special theological sense of "condition of damnation, spiritual ruin, state of souls in Hell" (late 14c.) has gradually extinguished the general use of the word.

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