- to destroy.
Origin of stroy
1400–50; late Middle English stroyen, aphetic variant of destroyen to destroy
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Examples from the Web for stroy
Aphresis occurs in such shortened forms as stroy (destroy), semble (assemble), etc.The Bruce
Do you wish, as Mr. Talmage says, to de- stroy the Bible—to have all the copies burned to ashes?The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 5 (of 12)
Robert G. Ingersoll
De Yankees 'stroy aw us white peoples va'uables wha' dey is see.
I just have a mind to wait for de proper sort, till I git to heaven, but dese adult teachers 'stroy dat hope.
- an archaic variant of destroy
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