Definition of brimstone
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Brimstone Pl., 2269-Daniel P. and Donna J. Fox to Joseph Andrew Dekker and Theresa M. Fung, $436,500.
In contrast to those gentle, often wistful interludes, Grace’s dreams are very fire-and-brimstone, shot through with religious imagery that underlines the character’s crisis of faith.
On the one hand, these pioneers want to be seen as pragmatic businessmen; on the other, their business plans are filled with apocalyptic visions straight out of a fire-and-brimstone tent revival.
But his response to last week’s killings had little of the fire-and-brimstone speech that characterized his response to bloodshed earlier in the campaign.
Each rabidly accused the other of being an impostor, barking fire-and-brimstone threats.
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Origin and Etymology of brimstone
Middle English brinston, probably from birnen to burn + ston stone
First Known Use: 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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