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Definition of "fire-and-brimstone" []

  • (of a sermon, preacher, etc) zealous, esp in threatening eternal damnation (adjective)

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Use "fire-and-brimstone" in a sentence
  • "Bates, a sober, thoughtful, and anything but fire-and-brimstone speaker, traveled to Roswell, New Mexico, in 2009 to make similar warnings at a fundamentalist Christian counterconference on the officially designated anniversary of the supposed crashing of a UFO with “aliens” there in 1947."
  • "Along those lines, Mr. Callahan seldom has been described as a fire-and-brimstone coach."
  • "His biographer, Richard Immerman, notes that many Europeans believed that Dulles was “a fire-and-brimstone anti-communist fanatic who would risk the nuclear annihilation of the continent in an effort to blow a hole in the Iron Curtain.”"
  • "Bates, a sober, thoughtful, and anything but fire-and-brimstone speaker, traveled to Roswell, New Mexico, in 2009 to make similar warnings at a fundamentalist Christian counterconference on the officially designated anniversary of the supposed crashing of a UFO with “aliens” there in 1947."
  • "His biographer, Richard Immerman, notes that many Europeans believed that Dulles was “a fire-and-brimstone anti-communist fanatic who would risk the nuclear annihilation of the continent in an effort to blow a hole in the Iron Curtain.”"
  • "Interestingly, most of the tract-distributing evangelist types nowadays mostly ignore the New Testament, preferring the more ancient fire-and-brimstone God to the one who loved you so much he sent his only Son to save your miserable undeserving soul."
  • "I grew up in an Orthodox home in New York, where I had a right-wing, xenophobic, anti-intellectual, fire-and-brimstone, free-thought free, shtetl-mentality, substandard education."