Four Horsemen

Four Horsemen
noun
(New Testament) the four evils that will come at the end of the world: conquest rides a white horse; war a red horse; famine a black horse; plague a pale horse
Hypernyms: ↑evil

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noun plural
1. usually capitalized F&H : war, famine, pestilence, and death personified as the four major plagues of mankind

the Four Horsemen still darken the skies — Harrison Smith

— with reference to Apoc 6:2-7 (NCE)
2. : four threatening forces of any kind

the four horsemen … scarcities, subsidies, doles, and inflation — Raymond Moley


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