Usage examples for destruction

  1. 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
  2. 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
  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. Not to save Great Britain from destruction. – The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope
  5. Are you pleased that you have driven your father to self- destruction? – Cynthia Wakeham's Money by Anna Katharine Green
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Reason pointed unflinchingly to self- destruction. – Running Sands by Reginald Wright Kauffman
  9. So far I had seen nothing but destruction. – Heart Talks by Charles Wesley Naylor
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Ninety- nine with its deadly pilot of destruction plunged ahead. – Ralph of the Roundhouse by Allen Chapman
  13. Yes; you have heard the story of its destruction, I suppose? – Deep Down, a Tale of the Cornish Mines by R.M. Ballantyne
  14. 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