kingdom come


Definition of kingdom come 

: the next world : heaven

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Synonyms & Antonyms for kingdom come


above, bliss, Elysium, heaven, paradise, sky, Zion (also Sion)


Gehenna, hell, Pandemonium, perdition

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Examples of kingdom come in a Sentence

be careful with that thing, or you'll send us all to kingdom come

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The inclusion of the kingdom comes as efforts to transform Saudi Arabia’s oil-dependent economy have had mixed success. Nicolas Parasie, WSJ, "Saudi Arabia’s Stock Exchange Boosted Ahead of Aramco IPO," 20 June 2018 Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name; your kingdom come, your will be done; on earth as in heaven. Cnn Staff, CNN, "Full order of service for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle," 18 May 2018 According to Lewis, warriors from a neighboring kingdom came into his city while everyone was sleeping. Sam Gillette,, "Zora Neale Hurston's Book About the Slave Trade's Last Survivor Is Finally Released After 87 Years," 8 May 2018 The boys might be able to outvote from here 'till kingdom come. Megan Friedman, Country Living, "Chip and Joanna Gaines Just Dropped a Big Hint About Their Baby Name Choice," 24 Apr. 2018 In fact, the reader can skip the recipes altogether and concentrate on the stories wrapped lovingly around them — and still get a cooking lesson, how Margaret Bragg made plain food, well-seasoned, taste like a preview of kingdom come. David Holahan, USA TODAY, "'The Best Cook': In Rick Bragg's book about Momma's table, it's all over but the eatin'," 23 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of kingdom come

1785, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kingdom come

from the phrase "Thy kingdom come" (Matthew 6:10)

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to reject or criticize sharply

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