Meaning of “day of reckoning” in the English Dictionary

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"day of reckoning" in English

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day of reckoningnoun [ S ]

uk /ˌdeɪ əv ˈrek.ən.ɪŋ/ us /ˌdeɪ əv ˈrek.ən.ɪŋ/

Examples from literature

  • Nothing but firmness and strict justice will avert a bloody day of reckoning. 
  • She might, therefore, be left to believe what she liked to believe, without fear of a day of reckoning. 
  • So all your supposed merit will vanish when the day of reckoning comes. 
  • The day of reckoning seemed to have come. 
  • The day of reckoning was distant, but it came at last, as it always does to every sinner of us all. 

(Definition of “day of reckoning” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)