Will not the thought of hell-fire quench the fire of lust, or restrain thee from thy presumptuous sin?
I have often wished that hell-fire would burn up those bank-bills.
And there is the dread of hell-fire—absurd and revolting, yet so engrained that no effort is able entirely to destroy it.
And he is in danger of hell-fire,Who calls his brother fool.
Reckon I never could 'a' yelled and hollered loud enough, nor scared 'em up proper about hell-fire.
What wonder if there were hell-fire clubs and all kinds of monstrosities.
Nay, but I've been in tow of Jimmy Wolfe's red head; that's hell-fire, lad!
The red light in them was lurid, as if the flames of hell-fire blazed behind them.
The unlettered bard has probably confused "styx" with the kindling, "yelding," of hell-fire.
You admit you're jealous, and I've heard that jealous women are built of hell-fire and vitriol.
hellfire condensed from O.E. helle fyr, in which helle is the genitive case of hell. It translates Gk. gehenna tou pyros, lit. "fiery hell."