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hell

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1 the place of punishment for the wicked after death
  • condemned to hell for their sins

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2 a situation or state that causes great suffering and unhappiness
  • picking cotton under the hot summer sun was hell

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3 a state in which everything is out of order
  • all hell broke loose when the jury's verdict was announced

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The first known use of hell was before the 12th century

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“Hell.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hell. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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