judgement day

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judgement day (plural judgement days)

  1. (Christianity, Islam, Judaism) The Last Judgment, Final Judgment, final trial of all humankind, both the living and dead by God expected to take place at the end of the world, when each is rewarded or punished according to his or her merits.
    • 1968, Zager and Evans (lyrics and music), “In the Year 2525”:
      If God's a-coming, he ought to make it by then / Maybe he'll look around himself and say / “Guess it's time for the judgement day!”
    • 1982, Prince (lyrics and music), “1999 [title]”, in 1999:
      But when I woke up this morning / I could have sworn it was judgement day


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