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hell

1. The brunt of another's anger, often relayed through scolding. If I get home past curfew again, I'm really going to catch hell from my parents!
2. Problems or challenges. This discrepancy in the budget is really giving me hell—I still haven't figured it out.
3. A mild oath of surprise, exasperation, annoyance, frustration, or anger. Hell, I haven't seen you in years! Oh hell, would you let me finish my story? Hell, I just had the car fixed and now you've put a dent in it!

*hell

 and *the devil 
1. Inf. a severe scolding. (*Typically: get ~ catch ~ give someone ∼. Use caution with hell.) The boss just gave me hell about it. I'm really going to give Tom hell when he gets home.
2. Inf. trouble; pain. (*Typically: give someone ∼. Use caution with hell.) My arthritis is giving me hell in this weather. This problem is giving us hell at the office.

hell

1. n. trouble. (Use caution with hell. Common colloquial, but with a few restrictions. One would not expect middle-class children to use this at home. See the complete list of all entries with hell in the Index of Hidden Key Words. Hell as a destination is not considered slang or colloquial. Hell as a curse is colloquial.) I went through all sorts of hell to get this done on time.
2. exclam. Damn! (Usually Hell! Use caution with hell.) Oh, hell. I’m late.

hell

or/and high water
Troubles or difficulties of whatever magnitude: We're staying, come hell or high water.
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Scholars who assert that Dante imagined Satan's fall as forming hell do not defend their interpretations, but then neither do those who reject this interpretation of the event described by Virgil in Infeno XXXIV.
Meanwhile, some Italian journalists have alleged, erroneously, that even Pope Francis has dispensed with the notion of hell.
It seems that the entirety of Hell and Damnation may be a not-so-slight jab at everyone who believes hell to be a real and actual place, giving obsessive detail to a mythical abyss.
The vilest of unrepentant malefactors are condemned to the most terrible of fates in Hell. They squirm in intolerable pain of incineration, lashing, impalement, mutilation, and disembowelment ndash with no one caring to save them anymore.
He approaches these debates from three perspectives: cosmology (location, creation, and duration of paradise and hell), soteriology (debates about salvation), and ontology (focusing on the reality of the afterlife).
But after those first seven years or so, the portfolio in the purgatory scenario would stabilize while in the hell scenario it would continue to lose money.
Bohannon's journey takes him west to a settlement of construction workers of the first transcontinental railroad, referred to as 'Hell on Wheels' by the company men and laborers who live in the encampment.
Gohmert seemed to have difficulty grasping the idea that Lynn, who is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, might have a concept of hell that differs from the fundamentalist vision.
The belief of heaven and hell changes from person to person even from Christian to Christian.
A Bible study group I help lead was in the ninth chapter of Mark recently when the Whac-A-Mole issue of hell popped up yet again.
Hell's Kitchen and the battle for urban space; class struggle and progressive reform in New York City, 1894-1914.
My Date From Hell publishes Volume 2 of the 'Blooming Goddess' trilogy (begun in My Ex From Hell): while it's recommended that readers begin with the first book for smooth transition, there is no absolute requirement to do so in order to enjoy My Date From Hell, which revolves around a teen girl who has discovered she's actually the immortal goddess Persephone living in the body of a mortal.
Unfortunately, Ride to Hell: Retribution is unapologetically, aggressively horrid.
RICHARD HELL, 1 DREAMED 1 WAS A VERY CLEAN TRAMP (ECCQ)
Time stands still at the gates of Hell "Get in line" a ghostly yell Then it comes, a sharp whip crack A child falls, like an empty sack The woman cries, where child fell The place is known as living hell, Cold winds blow, in barren place A haunted look from a frozen face Naked bodies, shuffle feet Knowing soon, their maker meet Silent screams, fill the air The devil stalks his evil lair.