- destroying angel,
- destructive competition,
- destructive distillation,
- destructive interference,
Origin of destructive
Examples from the Web for destructively
But most destructively, it distorts that most precious of all commodities for a patient with a disease: hope.
And Lemann also bats away the complaint that the new media outlets that do exist are destructively partisan.
Instead, most Americans now view the Republic as more deeply, destructively divided than ever before.Could Mitt Romney Be the Last Baby Boomer to Run for President?|Michael Medved|April 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The chances against them were too great, our artillery and machine gun fire too destructively accurate.Trenching at Gallipoli|John Gallishaw
He calls the lady ‘destructively handsome,’ and says his heart ‘gallops away in her praise most dangerously.’By-ways in Book-land|William Davenport Adams
The chances against them were too great, our artillery and machine-gun fire too destructively accurate.World's War Events, Vol. I|Various
Filbert blight was responsible for much of this loss, but so also were destructively low temperatures.Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting|Northern Nut Growers Association
These waters were fished so destructively that many of the fish were found to be decreasing.Conservation Reader|Harold W. Fairbanks
late 15c., from Old French destructif (14c.), from Late Latin destructivus, from destruct-, past participle stem of Latin destruere (see destroy).