• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Apocalypt a revealer of the future
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr.; a revelation, an uncovering—apo, from, kalypt-ein, to cover.


In literature:

It inaugurated a new Apocalyptic literature.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
When seen in the guise of the four apocalyptical animals, they belong to a later period.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 62, No. 384, October 1847" by Various
That phrase concerning "herself and estate" is peculiarly apocalyptic.
"Emily Brontë" by A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson
A fear, based on a supposed apocalyptic prophecy that the end of the world was at hand, paralysed all political and social life.
"The Story of Paris" by Thomas Okey
No apocalyptic vision can come between these and the earth-born human heart.
"Aunt Jane of Kentucky" by Eliza Calvert Hall
But Lightfoot's reading of the apocalyptic passage in ch.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
Motivated by extreme, even apocalyptic ideologies, some terrorists' ambitions to inflict mayhem seem unlimited.
"National Strategy for Combating Terrorism" by United States
In the apocalyptic style of the housekeeper of Invermay, woe be to that person!
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 16 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
He felt as though he were revealing himself to himself as in an apocalyptic vision.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
An apocalyptic light illuminated this crypt.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo

In poetry:

Too well they knew the gaunt gray horse
The grim witch-hunter rode
The pale Apocalyptic beast
By grisly Death bestrode.
"The Witch of Wenham" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"Flow on, sweet river, like the stream
Of John's Apocalyptic dream
This mapled ridge shall Horeb be,
Yon green-banked lake our Galilee!
"The Chapel of the Hermits" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Their eyes as brilliant and as wide as night
Gleamed with a cruel apocalyptic light,
Their manes the leaping ire of the wind
Lifted with rage invisible and blind.
"Horses" by Edwin Muir
Behold a vision none hath understood!
The breaking of the Apocalyptic seal;
Twice rings the summons.--Hail and fire and blood!
Then the third angel blows his trumpet-peal.
"For The Commemoration Services" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
But what have I to suit thine ear, O maiden?
Wouldst thou some wild apocalyptic word?
Wouldst learn the secrets of my mystic Aidenn,
And hear the sternest music ever heard?
"What The Mountain Said To The Maiden" by Samuel John Stone
Far apocalyptic touches that unveil the years to be,
Show this in ecstatic glimpses, as when mists upon a hill
Lift their trailing arms of whiteness, till, as in a dream, we see
A summer gush of glory lying hid behind them still.
"City And Village" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

Slash To Release Enhanced Version Of 'Apocalyptic Love'.
An apocalyptic exposition at Zombiestock.
This year's theme is Post Apocalyptic.
Whether or not Carmageddon lives up to its apocalyptic height, Los Angeles residents are at the very least eager to embrace it with the enthusiasm of a pet rock.
Teens get a glimpse of a post-apocalyptic world.
Teens get a glimpse of a post-apocalyptic world through the eyes of a teen in "Chasers" by James Phelan.
The Turin Horse not excepted, Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie, a comedy, is the most startlingly apocalyptic film of the year.
In Politico, John Harris and Jonathan Martin complain that although both sides tried to pretend the 2012 election was an apocalyptic choice between competing worldviews, in the end it turned out to be "small".
COVE Volunteers Safe After "Apocalyptic" Experience.
"Beasts of the Southern Wild" (PG-13) is a down-home yet apocalyptic fable, featuring a 6-year-old in a delta shack, facing the possible end of the world.
New Jericho -Like Post-Apocalyptic Book.
A California preacher who foresaw the world's end has revised his apocalyptic prophecy Monday.
Most Turn Blind Eye To ' Judgment Day ' Broadcaster's Apocalyptic Vision.
Most Turn Blind Eye To 'Judgment Day' Broadcaster's Apocalyptic Vision.
So THIS is what a post-apocalyptic Secaucus Junction looks like.

In science:

So instead of creationist ic-apocalypt ic Universe we get Universe full o f smaller catastrophes but realistic one.
Cosmological Expansion Started from the Big Bounce on Local Rotation