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Origin of demolition
OTHER WORDS FROM demolitiondem·o·li·tion·ist, nounnon·dem·o·li·tion, noun
Words nearby demolition
Example sentences from the Web for demolition
Built in 1897, the onetime dance hall and meeting space closed its doors in 1970, sank into disrepair, and was earmarked for demolition.
The demolition will make way for a new development approved last year by the Arlington County Board.Today in D.C.: Headlines to start your Friday in D.C., Maryland and Virginia|Dana Hedgpeth, Teddy Amenabar|December 11, 2020|Washington Post
The demolition will make way for new development approved last year by the Arlington County Board.Rosslyn’s Holiday Inn building will be imploded Sunday morning|Justin Wm. Moyer|December 10, 2020|Washington Post
The demolition was handled—rather fittingly—by a woman-led team.The ‘triumph’ of dismantling Harvey Weinstein’s old company office|Claire Zillman, reporter|December 9, 2020|Fortune
When the Evergreen team—with a demolition crew that was 35% female, a high rate for the industry—arrived at the site, they found a few lingering signs that this office belonged to a notable former inhabitant.
Their home probably will be devastated, too, but they received no demolition notice.
Ibrahim Hijazi walked me through his barren house, emptied ahead of the demolition.
How could anyone think that their dislike of the Bee Gees made anything about Disco Demolition Night acceptable?
Dahl went on to attain nationwide fame and his own syndicated broadcast as a result of Disco Demolition Night.
After 57 years of continuous operation, the theater closed, was sold to a private company, and scheduled for demolition.How to Save Silent Movies: Inside New Jersey’s Cinema Paradiso|Rich Goldstein|October 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the reign of some of the English kings the demolition of such houses would not have been adjudged treason.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Verse alone could ease the girl of her ecstacy, and each recorded and triumphed in the demolition of yet another day.The Dragon Painter|Mary McNeil Fenollosa
The Sablonière Hotel, however, is now in course of demolition.Art in England|Dutton Cook
No doubt all this was clear to Brownie, and that was why he took such fiendish delight in his work of demolition.The Gentle Art of Cooking Wives|Elizabeth Strong Worthington
He deprecated the demolition of Mont Orgueil, 'a stately fort of great capacity,' which had cost more than 20,000 marks.Sir Walter Ralegh|William Stebbing
British Dictionary definitions for demolition
- destruction by explosives
- (as modifier)a demolition charge