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Eternal damnation   /ɪtˈərnəl dæmnˈeɪʃən/   Listen
Eternal damnation

The state of being condemned to eternal punishment in Hell.  Synonym: damnation.

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"Eternal damnation" Quotes from Famous Books

... of the wise ones turned themselves, and said one among another with loud laughter, "Is this gross stupidity? Is there any wisdom that can bring conviction that to love another person's wife merits eternal damnation?" But that adultery is spiritual evil, and thence moral and civil evil, and diametrically contrary to the wisdom of reason; also that the love of adultery is from hell and returns to hell, and the love of marriage ...
— The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love • Emanuel Swedenborg

... or eternal torment. There they sought the solution of the question: "What shall I do to be saved?" And they sought it with all the fervor of conscientious men who realized, as we cannot realize, the doctrine of eternal damnation. To understand the influence of the Bible, we must remember how completely men believed in a personal God, ruling England then, as He had ruled Israel of old; and in a devil who stalked through the world luring men to their ...
— A History of English Prose Fiction • Bayard Tuckerman

... custom, the fear of ridicule, and of censure, have more force than all religious opinions. Does not the soldier, through fear of disgrace, daily expose his life in battle, even at the risk of incurring eternal damnation? ...
— Good Sense - 1772 • Paul Henri Thiry, Baron D'Holbach

... to believe that by confessing his sins as the Church prescribed he could obtain a plenary absolution. If salvation was to be secured only by particular rules, why, then, one might despair of salvation altogether. And, perhaps, eternal damnation was indeed his destiny, were it only for his doubts, and in despite of all his punctilious mechanical worship. Oh, for a deliverer—a deliverer from the questionings that made the splendid gloom of cathedrals ...
— Dreamers of the Ghetto • I. Zangwill

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