What does the word perdition mean?

Usage examples for perdition

  1. A deadly blight had met her at the very threshold of existence; and the wretchedness of her mother seemed a heavy weight fastened on her innocent neck, to drag her down to perdition. – Maria The Wrongs of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft
  2. The cry is for the indulgence of some fiery passion for an hour, and then, perdition! – Ideala by Sarah Grand
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