the apocalypse


: the end or destruction of the world especially as described in the Christian Bible
Some people believed the apocalypse would happen in the year 2000.
waiting for the apocalypse

Examples of the apocalypse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the docks were overwhelmed by an influx of containers as Americans stuck in quarantine outfitted themselves for the apocalypse, filling their basements with exercise bikes, their bedrooms with office furniture and their kitchens with baking equipment. Peter S. Goodman, New York Times, 2 June 2024 First, Miller replaced Mel Gibson with Tom Hardy in the role of Max, the grizzled cop who lost his family at the beginning of the apocalypse. Eliana Dockterman, TIME, 24 May 2024 In those myths, valkyries work as a collective for the one-eyed god Odin, and are ready to fight as warriors in the apocalypse known as Ragnarok. Joseph Dycus, The Mercury News, 14 May 2024 This is a novel that toys with the end of humanity, but the threshold to the apocalypse has seldom been so fun. Gabino Iglesias, New York Times, 30 Apr. 2024 And earlier this week, when nearly all of Meta’s platforms—Facebook, Instagram, Threads—went down, people took to (other) social media platforms to post and hand-wring about the apocalypse. Angela Watercutter, WIRED, 8 Mar. 2024 Based on the video game franchise of the same name, the series is set two hundred years after the apocalypse. Joe Otterson, Variety, 18 Apr. 2024 For Lec, at a certain point, the threat of the apocalypse must have seemed as banal and routine as the dawn of a new morning. Justin Chang, The New Yorker, 22 Mar. 2024 The scientists created the clock using the imagery of the apocalypse (midnight) and the contemporary idiom of nuclear explosion (countdown to zero) to convey threats to humanity and the Earth. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, 23 Jan. 2024

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“The apocalypse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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