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Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Syllabification: Four Horse·men of the A·poc·a·lypse

Definition of Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in English:

1Four allegorical mounted figures, commonly identified as Pestilence (or Conquest), War, Famine, and Death, whose arrival heralds the end of the world, as described in the biblical book of Revelation.
Example sentences
  • A widower forensics expert (Dennis Quaid) investigates perverse serial killings with a Biblical link to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
  • In a column a few days ago I mentioned the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, one of whom is Pestilence.
  • That is scarier than any horse that any of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse could ever mount.
1.1Used to refer to people or phenomena seen as agents of imminent catastrophe: in 2003, the airline industry survived the four horsemen of the apocalypse

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