- destroyer escort,
- destroying angel,
- destructive competition,
- destructive distillation,
- destructive interference
Origin of destruction
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.
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|DAILY BEAST
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|Zephyr Teachout|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He knew that the second destruction of the boats, but in a different way, would fill them with awe.The Keepers of the Trail|Joseph A. Altsheler
Foiled for the time being in his constructive policy, Borrow turned his attention to one of destruction.The Life of George Borrow|Herbert Jenkins
Had the children run along here their destruction would have been almost certain.The Argosy|Various
These few feet of made ground were probably formed by the destruction of the city by Titus.Jerusalem Explored, Volume I--Text|Ermete Pierotti
He had recourse, therefore, to the most perfidious means to compass his destruction.Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada|Washington Irving
Word Origin 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).