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Often used to dramatically exaggerate a situation for effect, not always literal. SlideThe snowstorm was so bad, it felt like the apocalypse!
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Used in media to describe scenarios of world-ending events, like in movies or books. SlideThe latest blockbuster depicts an alien invasion apocalypse.
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Can symbolize a drastic change or transformation in society or someone's life. SlideAfter the revolution, it was an apocalypse of the old regime.