Examples from the Web for annihilation
It was three or four years of annihilation, and by the end my stomach was in bits.
The consequences of a drug conviction amount to the annihilation of citizenship.
Winters uses that cataclysmic event to examine the slow deterioration of communal life in the face of annihilation.
If anything he was much more conservative than JFK, why would Castro risk the annihilation of his country to make him president?Who Really Killed JFK? Experts Pick the Wildest Conspiracy Theories|Thomas Flynn|November 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Not to mention his infamous photo of the annihilation of a $100,000 Birkin bag.Celebrity Photographer Tyler Shields Exposes ‘The Dirty Side of Glamour’|Justin Jones|November 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Surely an eternity in such a miserably confused crowd would be worse than annihilation itself!Practical Religion|John Charles Ryle
The literal fulfilment of that awful portent was but an incident in the annihilation of the city less than forty years later.Jesus the Christ|James Edward Talmage
But still the magnificence of the spectacle appealed to my eyes, and my feeling of annihilation gave place to enthusiasm.Urania|Camille Flammarion
Was it not always supposed that the guillotine is merciful, because quick in annihilation?Guy Livingstone;|George A. Lawrence
It meant possibly the annihilation of his body, certainly its defeat.Waterloo|Hilaire Belloc
British Dictionary definitions for annihilation
Word Origin and History for annihilation
1630s, from Middle French annihilation (restored from Old French anichilacion, 14c.), or directly from Late Latin annihilationem (nominative annihilatio), noun of action from past participle stem of annihilare (see annihilate).