Definition of apocalypse
1a : one of the Jewish and Christian writings of 200 b.c. to a.d. 150 marked by pseudonymity, symbolic imagery, and the expectation of an imminent cosmic cataclysm in which God destroys the ruling powers of evil and raises the righteous to life in a messianic kingdomb capitalized : revelation 3
2a : something viewed as a prophetic revelationb : armageddon
3 : a great disaster an environmental apocalypse
Examples of apocalypse in a Sentence
His book tells of an environmental apocalypse.
the fear that the next global pandemic could be an apocalypse of biblical proportions
Recent Examples of apocalypse from the Web
The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth's Past Mass Extinctions by Peter Brannen.
But there are others who readily acknowledge that climate change is real, manmade, and a grave problem, but also point out that not every assertion about the potential for a climate apocalypse is always true.
So the L-train apocalypse might end up being a good test case?
Owens has a messianic ability to message hope in humanity in the midst of the apocalypse.
Zaikin and Weisberg’s daily news digest is either a pioneering model for the future of news or a harbinger of the apocalypse.
Africanized bees are fully established here, up to 75 percent of the population, and yet the apocalypse has not arrived.
Y2K, the cyber-apocalypse that wasn't actually that bad, may have came and went back in 2000, but it's been echoing through the federal government ever since.
Writing and movies about the apocalypse used to seem like exciting breaks from real life.
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Origin and Etymology of apocalypse
APOCALYPSE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of apocalypse for English Language Learners
: a great disaster : a sudden and very bad event that causes much fear, loss, or destruction
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