In Egypt, it has not obliterated the mores of a place that has known better times.
A decade of war blurred and then obliterated that distinction.
"They obliterated it with some fatuous piece of commentary about something else," Gough told the Guardian.
Both families struggle to find a way to continue in a world where everything is obliterated by an act of random violence.
Empire had dribbled away after 1945, for the Second World War exhausted victors as surely as it obliterated the vanquished.
Hereditary surnames are said to be memorials of race that can never be obliterated.
You, some of you Anglo-Saxons yourselves, destined to be obliterated as I shall be, are fighting me.
His face remained impassive, save for a slight twitch of the lips, when the target was obliterated.
This obliterated at a stroke the whole body of the English common law.
But they left us in the forest, and heavy rain came on, which obliterated every vestige of their footsteps.
c.1600, from Latin obliteratus, past participle of obliterare "cause to disappear, blot out, erase, efface," figuratively "cause to be forgotten," from ob "against" (see ob-) + littera (also litera) "letter, script" (see letter (n.)); abstracted from phrase literas scribere "write across letters, strike out letters." Related: Obliterated; obliterating.
obliterate o·blit·er·ate (ə-blĭt'ə-rāt', ō-blĭt'-)
v. o·blit·er·at·ed, o·blit·er·at·ing, o·blit·er·ates
To remove an organ or another body part completely, as by surgery, disease, or radiation.
To blot out, especially through filling of a natural space by fibrosis or inflammation.