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Examples of perdition in a Sentence
sinners condemned to eternal perdition
simple stupidity is not enough to doom one to perdition
Recent Examples of perdition from the Web
Like these earlier explorers of perdition, Peterson found wisdom through his harrowing trek.
Its crowdedness seems to amplify the collective anxiety of the artists witnessing, resisting and, at times, celebrating their road to perdition.
Neither electric cars nor a bullet train will save people from a pyrrhic perdition.
Two years later, the 30-year-old rapper faces that same perdition -- on Nov. 6, he was sentenced to 2-4 years in a Pennsylvania state prison for violating his probation.
They can never be reconciled because of the chasm that separates those who deserve salvation and those who deserve perdition — namely, the deplorables.
Only one run, however, was earned during the fourth inning, or, better known as the road to perdition.
As the symbolism abounds on this dusty road to perdition, the excesses of the piece invite the actors to indulgent performances.
Moss’s factual, point-by-point analysis of New York’s perdition is based in context: Like the city, each event, person, and place exists in relation to what stands before, after, and beside it.
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Did You Know?
Perdition began life as a word meaning "utter destruction"; that sense is now archaic, but it provides a clue about the origins of the word. "Perdition" was borrowed into English in the 14th century from Anglo-French perdiciun and ultimately derives from the Latin verb perdere, meaning "to destroy." "Perdere" was formed by combining the prefix per- ("through") and "dare" ("to give"). Other descendants of that Latin dare in English include "date," "edition," "render," and "traitor."
Origin and Etymology of perdition
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Definition of perdition for English Language Learners
: the state of being in hell forever as punishment after death
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