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Gehenna

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1 a situation or state that causes great suffering and unhappiness
  • the depression that has enshrouded her since the death of her husband is a Gehenna from which she may never be released

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2 the place of punishment for the wicked after death
  • in a fire-and-brimstone sermon, the evangelist warned those assembled that they faced the fires of Gehenna if they failed to repent

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The first known use of Gehenna was circa 1534

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“Gehenna.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/Gehenna. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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