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Biblical DestructionPlay
Brimstone signifies divine wrath or punishment in religious texts. SlideThe preacher spoke of brimstone awaiting the wicked.
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Apocalyptic ImageryPlay
It's often used to evoke powerful, apocalyptic imagery beyond its literal meaning. SlideDystopian novels describe cities as being consumed by fire and brimstone.
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Often MetaphoricPlay
Brimstone can be metaphorical for something unwelcome or unpleasant. SlideHis arrival was like the smell of brimstone in the office.