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Apr 2, 2014
This week's theme
Words from royalty

This week's words
interregnum
basilic
kingdom come
royal road
kingmaker

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kingdom come

PRONUNCIATION:
(KING-duhm kuhm)

MEANING:
noun:
1. The next world; heaven.
2. A place or future time very remote; the end of time.

ETYMOLOGY:
From the phrase "Thy kingdom come" in the New Testament. Earliest documented use: 1785.

USAGE:
"The teenage Davy Land, is able not only to shoot a flying goose with thrilling accuracy, but to kill a man as well -- two in fact, villains both. ... in defence of his family he blows them both to kingdom come."
Big, Bold, Bare and Spare; The Economist (London, UK); Sep 6, 2001.

"Television channels have found a lazy template, putting out one or the other opinion poll every week and discussing it till kingdom come."
Ashok Malik; India in the Sound & Fury of Polls; The Asian Age (New Delhi, India); Feb 9, 2014.

See more usage examples of kingdom come in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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