apocalyptic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj apocalyptic prophetic of devastation or ultimate doom
    • adj apocalyptic of or relating to an apocalypse
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Apocalyptic Of or pertaining to a revelation, or, specifically, to the Revelation of St. John; containing, or of the nature of, a prophetic revelation.
    • Apocalyptic pertaining to, characteristic of, or resembling an apocalypse, in senses 3 or 4.
    • n Apocalyptic The writer of the Apocalypse.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • apocalyptic Containing or pertaining to an apocalypse or revelation; specifically, relating to or simulating the book of Revelation in the New Testament.
    • apocalyptic Given to the explanation or application of prophecy.
    • n apocalyptic Same as apocalyptist.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr.

Usage

In literature:

Esdras is an apocalyptic work and dates from the close of the first century A.D.
"The Northmen, Columbus and Cabot, 985-1503" by Various
It has the sublimity and much of the character of some apocalyptic design by Blake.
"Some Diversions of a Man of Letters" by Edmund William Gosse
At least we do not know with certainty of any great Apocalyptic writing of an original kind proceeding from Christian circles.
"History of Dogma, Volume 1 (of 7)" by Adolph Harnack
The apocalyptic prophecies were copiously drawn upon for material of war.
"A History of American Christianity" by Leonard Woolsey Bacon
It was poetry and the drama, and processions and apocalyptic visions.
"Wayside Courtships" by Hamlin Garland
It was poetry and the drama, and processions and apocalyptic visions.
"Other Main-Travelled Roads" by Hamlin Garland
Like the new name written upon the Apocalyptic stone, 'No one knoweth but he that receiveth it.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
For an account of Alabaster see Notes: the allusions here are to his apocalyptic writings.
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
It has not the prolixity which is so common a fault of apocalyptic commentators.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)" by Augustus De Morgan
Her apocalyptic style has something retractile, which retreats and shuts itself up all the more when one will open it.
"En Route" by J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
It is in the apocryphal and apocalyptic literature of Judaism that the fullest development of eschatology can be traced.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 7" by Various
Everything here is natural, but everything is apocalyptic.
"Oxford Lectures on Poetry" by Andrew Cecil Bradley
Our peaceful town took on an apocalyptical aspect.
"The Heart's Country" by Mary Heaton Vorse
Author Apocalyptic Sketches, Fall of Babylon Foreshadowed, etc.
"A Brief Handbook of English Authors" by Oscar Fay Adams
More adhesive still to the Christian principle, less easy to strip off, was the second Jewish wrappage, apocalyptic Messianism.
"Outlines of a Philosophy of Religion based on Psychology and History" by Auguste Sabatier
This is the true apocalyptic system.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 9" by Various
The Apocalyptic rider rides even over righteousness and tramples the seed of righteousness.
"The Future Belongs to the People" by Karl Liebknecht
Here Jewish apocalyptic (as in 2nd Esdras) and Christian 'prophecy' are closely in accord.
"The Making of the New Testament" by Benjamin W. Bacon
THE MESSAGES OF THE APOCALYPTICAL WRITERS.
"A Gamble with Life" by Silas K. Hocking
For the authorship see APOCALYPTIC LITERATURE, sect.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 3" by Various
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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:

The battle over contraception no longer seems apocalyptic.
Nearly 900 cars damaged by the apocalyptic superstorm have been hauled away — without their owners having been notified, Mayor.
"Smashed," written by Susan Burke and director James Ponsoldt, wisely avoids the usual scenes: There's no apocalyptic "bottoming out," no cue-the-orchestra triumph over the drink .
Why is Right-Wing Fundraising So Bizarrely Apocalyptic.
The Bizarre Apocalyptic Vision of Right-Wing Fundraisers.
As it got closer and closer traveling at 70 miles per hour, the cloud appeared almost apocalyptic as it consumed the city.
Phoenix, Arizona looked like a scene from an apocalyptic summer blockbuster Tuesday night after a massive dust storm engulfed the city and its surrounding areas.
Tarn Adams was in the carpeted spare bedroom that serves as his work space, trying to avert an apocalyptic outbreak of vampire dwarves.
The SciFi flick, slated to come out June 7, stars Will Smith and his mini-me Jaden as a space general and his son who take the spaceship out for a father-son outing and crash-land on a post-apocalyptic Earth .
It's hard to believe it's been one full year since that apocalyptic earthquake struck Haiti, killing more than 300,000 people and obliterating an already crumbling infrastructure.
If you Slash fans couldn't get enough of 'Apocalyptic Love' when it was released back in May, you're in luck.
In conjunction with his top-selling sophomore solo album Apocalyptic Love, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators will be headlining a fall North American tour which kicks off September 4 and runs through October 3.
Things could hardly look brighter for local actress, Tracy Spiridakos, star of NBC's post-apocalyptic Revolution.
An invasion of apocalyptic proportions resulted in fun for all involved Saturday afternoon down the middle of Auglaize Street.
Mick Jagger On The Apocalyptic 'Gimme Shelter' by NPR Staff.
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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
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