Then he looked back to the judgment-seat and cried, "With this blood, Appius, I devote thee and thy life to perdition."
Since she went I know what perdition means; what darkness is.
Is it true, that the heathen world are sinking to perdition?
He resisted, as though I had been forcing him over the brink of perdition.
The hero and the heroine of his play dance themselves to the brink of perdition.
To forsake it is to "forsake their own mercy," to "turn back into perdition."
It seemed like a mill-stone strung to the neck of the Australian world, and destined to drag it down to perdition.
He has led me to perdition—men lost, boat lost, credit lost.
If so, they will drive all moderate men out of the party and the remainder straight to perdition.
I felt myself surrounded as by a pack of fiends, fresh from perdition.
mid-14c., "fact of being lost or destroyed," from Old French perdicion "loss, calamity, perdition" of souls (11c.) and directly from Late Latin perditionem (nominative perditio) "ruin, destruction," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin perdere "do away with, destroy; lose, throw away, squander," from per- "through" (here perhaps with intensive or completive force, "to destruction") + dare "to put" (see date (n.1)). Special theological sense of "condition of damnation, spiritual ruin, state of souls in Hell" (late 14c.) has gradually extinguished the general use of the word.