“The main hospital was destroyed ten days ago by rockets,” says Abdi.
People who are focused on what can be built, rather than what can be destroyed.
National Review editorialized, “A single embryo must not be destroyed no matter how noble the goal.”
They got rid of Saddam and destroyed the country in the process, and that is not what we wanted.
He also uprooted more than 500,000 people and destroyed entire neighborhoods to build them all.
That bell will ring until the ship is destroyed, he thought wildly.
His absence was the opportunity for the conspirators, and they destroyed our letters.
The form may have been destroyed, but the taste and the odor do not perish.
A theory which he had formed was destroyed by that recollection.
This was destroyed by the unruly apprentices during one of their saturnalia.
early 13c., from Old French destruire (12c., Modern French détruire) "destroy, ravage, lay waste," from Vulgar Latin *destrugere (source of Italian distruggere), refashioned (influenced by destructus), from Latin destruere "tear down, demolish," literally "un-build," from de- "un-, down" (see de-) + struere "to pile, build" (see structure (n.)). Related: Destroyed; destroying.