Usage examples for destruction

  1. I can be with him in his destruction. – The Story and Song of Black Roderick by Dora Sigerson
  2. But the destruction of old customs and old prejudices is often the work of long ages. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  3. The ammunition had been piled up ready for destruction. – Detailed Minutiae of Soldier life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865 by Carlton McCarthy
  4. But this destruction of the small business, though an essential factor in the movement, is not perhaps the most important aspect. – Problems of Poverty by John A. Hobson
  5. These gates faced directly into the square, and the destruction caused by one shot would have been tremendous. – La Vendée An Historical Romance by Anthony Trollope
  6. Reason pointed unflinchingly to self- destruction. – Running Sands by Reginald Wright Kauffman
  7. Are you pleased that you have driven your father to self- destruction? – Cynthia Wakeham's Money by Anna Katharine Green
  8. On the sea, as on the land, it carries with it death and destruction. – A Lady's Captivity among Chinese Pirates in the Chinese Seas by Fanny Loviot
  9. Yes; you have heard the story of its destruction, I suppose? – Deep Down, a Tale of the Cornish Mines by R.M. Ballantyne
  10. Ninety- nine with its deadly pilot of destruction plunged ahead. – Ralph of the Roundhouse by Allen Chapman
  11. But afterward this did pass sudden into weeping; for she had a quick and sore memory of her father and of the Destruction; and I took the Maid into mine arms, and did let her be there very gentle, and made not to kiss or to comfort her; but yet to give comfort. – The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson
  12. The Duc de Noailles, who, for his own private reasons, had wished the destruction of Marly, was furious when he saw his proposal fail. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete by Duc de Saint-Simon
  13. If he opened the door and went out, doubtless he would immediately be seized; on the other hand, to stay where he was meant no less certain destruction, as at any moment some one might enter and find him there. – Tales of the Caliph by H. N. Crellin
  14. Do you remember that great bit of writing in Job, when Wisdom speaks and says: " Destruction and Death say, it is not in me"? – My War Experiences in Two Continents by Sarah Macnaughtan
  15. Besides, you know, she added suddenly, there were no public means of grace in the City of Destruction. – The Revolution in Tanner's Lane by Mark Rutherford
  16. But this manner of living in the end works the destruction of habits and reputation to any who continue in it. – Tales of the Chesapeake by George Alfred Townsend
  17. When the Good Knight saw how distressed the Duke was, he said: My lord, when a small matter is at stake we may hesitate; but when we are threatened with utter destruction we must try any means. – Bayard: The Good Knight Without Fear And Without Reproach by Christopher Hare
  18. So far I had seen nothing but destruction. – Heart Talks by Charles Wesley Naylor
  19. Not to save Great Britain from destruction. – The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope
  20. I saw the whole of my little scheme, which up to now had proved so successful, threatened with instant destruction. – An Amiable Charlatan by E. Phillips Oppenheim