the fire of hell.
punishment in hell.
(initial capital letter) Military. a laser-guided U.S. Army antiarmor missile designed for launch from a helicopter.

before 1000; Middle English, Old English helle fȳr; see hell, fire

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hellfire (ˈhɛlˌfaɪə)
1.  the torment and punishment of hell, envisaged as eternal fire
2.  (modifier) characterizing sermons or preachers that emphasize this aspect of Christian belief: hellfire evangelism

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Word Origin & History

condensed from O.E. helle fyr, in which helle is the genitive case of hell. It translates Gk. gehenna tou pyros, lit. "fiery hell."
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Example sentences
Maybe because there are too many of them who feel they must match tactics with those invoking hellfire and brimstone.
They were a holy lot, with the emphasis on hellfire and damnation.
Southern hospitality is rightly famous, and he may think it would be rude to condemn a visitor to hellfire.
Once the first hellfire missile was loaded onto an intelligence-collecting drone, the decent interval diminished rapidly.
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