Origin of destruction
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Examples from the Web for destruction
And the Gävle Goat, apparently a sensitive creature, took the destruction hard.
Gävle Goat must be dreading the imminent holiday and his fifty-fifty chance of destruction.
And suddenly you were in the throes of both creation and destruction.Is Bigger Better for St. Vincent?
December 4, 2014
The F4 twister cut a long swath of destruction that crossed just four blocks from my house.Heed the Warnings: Why We’re on the Brink of Mass Extinction
Sean B. Carroll
November 30, 2014
Third, the destruction: These hedge-fund managers want to eliminate all limits and oversight of charter schools.Hunger Games Comes to New York State’s Public Schools
November 26, 2014
This time the Romans decided to be thorough in their work of destruction.Ancient Man
Hendrik Willem van Loon
The unfit brought in for strength are weakness and destruction.Weighed and Wanting
When the fire was vanquished, it had practically completed its work of destruction.Yorkshire Painted And Described
As for that precocious damsel, she would run no least risk of destruction by the satyr.Within the Law
All that fiendish cruelty and the demon of destruction could do was done.The Roof of France
- the act of destroying or state of being destroyed; demolition
- a cause of ruin or means of destroying
Word Origin and History for destruction
early 14c., from Old French destruction (12c.) and directly from Latin destructionem (nominative destructio) "a pulling down, destruction," from past participle stem of destruere "tear down" (see destroy).