end-time

noun

often attributive
: the time of the prophesied end of the world : armageddon

Examples of end-time in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cillian Murphy’s end-times suiting in Oppenheimer Photo: Universal/Courtesy Everett Collection As for those truly committed to the Barbenheimer experience? Radhika Seth, Vogue, 16 Dec. 2023 Near to two centuries on, the feeling of living through end-times is not alien to us. Rebecca Giggs, The New York Review of Books, 30 Nov. 2023 But these deeper realities were absent from the end-times proclamations of California’s political leaders following the Court’s ... Will Swaim, National Review, 13 July 2023 On the other was a group of over 100 devout adults and children, who barricaded themselves inside Mount Carmel when the feds arrived, believing Koresh’s preaching that the agents outside their doors were Satan’s minions, commencing the final battle of the end-times. Noel Murray, Chron, 10 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1917, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of end-time was in 1917

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“End-time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/end-time. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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