Usage examples for razed

  1. The detachment made camp within the destroyed fortress, near to the single Chinese building that had not been razed and which was now serving as headquarters for the Chinese Commissioner. – Beasts, Men and Gods by Ferdinand Ossendowski
  2. His palace was razed to the ground. – Castilian Days by John Hay
  3. The authorities gave her a letter of protection but my lord tore this in two and ordered the work of destruction to go on and the home of the poor widow's ancestors to be razed to the ground. – The Golden Age in Transylvania by Mór Jókai
  4. Then Yovan went on to relate to the prince how the previous night he had seen in a dream the sky suddenly covered with dark clouds; from those clouds a thunderbolt had fallen upon his princely castle and razed every single stone of it to the ground; a fire had then broken out and consumed the beautiful capital Zablak. – Hero Tales and Legends of the Serbians by Woislav M. Petrovitch
  5. If perchance it pleases not, then shall it be razed to the ground, and rebuilt upon your design. – Desert Love by Joan Conquest
  6. The coat, and all the other relics, were lost in April, 1902, when, for the second time, Frankland Hall was razed by fire. – The Romance of Old New England Rooftrees by Mary Caroline Crawford
  7. Now, love being razed out of life, the ruins of all else loomed dismal amidst the darkness; and a voice rose up, whispering: " Lo, fool, what thou hast lost because thou didst believe and love!" – Lucretia, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  8. The rest of the original building was either razed already or else unfit to stand. – Peccavi by E. W. Hornung
  9. Numerous houses are razed to the ground. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  10. The town of Sulmo in Pelignium was razed. – Public Lands and Agrarian Laws of the Roman Republic by Andrew Stephenson
  11. The very ruins had been razed to the ground, the very corpses tortured. – The Woman of Mystery by Maurice Leblanc
  12. Lady Killiow was little more than a name to them, Rosewarne a very present steward and master of their lives; and at first, when Peter Benny engaged workmen to pull down Nicky Vro's cottage and erect a modest office on its site, they admired his temerity, but awoke each morning to fresh wonder that no thunderbolt from Hall had descended during the night and razed his work to the ground. – Shining Ferry by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  13. Lacedaemon knew that this would be a breach of faith to Athens, as it had been agreed that neither of them should make peace or war without the other; yet wishing to obtain Panactum which she hoped to exchange for Pylos, and the party who pressed for the dissolution of the treaty strongly affecting the Boeotian connection, she at length concluded the alliance just as winter gave way to spring; and Panactum was instantly razed. – The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides
  14. Now we must either suppose that the Spaniards razed these buildings to the ground, and then constructed this strange arch themselves, which supposition is, I think, utterly untenable, or that this corridor formed part of the ancient buildings which, according to the historical account, stood on this artificial mound, and that for some purpose or other the monks incorporated it with their convent. – Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. I. by John L. Stephens
  15. Other cities, perhaps as great as these, were razed to the very earth and even their names are now forgotten. – Cathedrals and Cloisters of the South of France, Volume 1 by Elise Whitlock Rose
  16. The bastions were razed, no sentinels were on guard, and her heart, the citadel, was broken. – The Prose Writings of Heinrich Heine by Heinrich Heine
  17. He told us that a quarrel having taken place between the boatmen of a small vessel and the people of a village, the former came on board in great numbers in the night, and murdered six of the boatmen; and that on the affair being represented to the Pasha, he sent three hundred soldiers to the village, and razed it to the ground. – Notes of an Overland Journey Through France and Egypt to Bombay by Miss Emma Roberts
  18. It was razed in 1830, and the tower demolished in 1843. Montreal continued to progress, and therefore to build. – The Makers of Canada: Bishop Laval by A. Leblond de Brumath
  19. The Romans at a given signal closed in upon the Albans, who were informed that their city should be razed, or rather, lowered to the ground, and, that their chief, who had pulled a different way from his new ally, should be fastened to horses who should be driven in opposite directions. – The Comic History of Rome by Gilbert Abbott Becket
  20. All trees and bushes and walls and buildings that would give cover to the enemy the Browns had razed. – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer