the damned


: the people who have been sent to hell as punishment after their death
the souls of the damned

Examples of the damned in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Among the damned were figures that resembled Mr. Lukashenko and other government figures. Alex Williams, New York Times, 25 July 2023 To place oneself imaginatively in front of that gigantic, frescoed wall in the Sistine Chapel with its vast span of cosmic horror (the damned) and ecstasy (the saved) and then to receive such a deflationary interpretation — really? Leonard Barkan, Washington Post, 3 Apr. 2023

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“The damned.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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