- ruhmkorff coil,
- ruhr valley,
- ruisdael, jacob van
Origin of ruination
Examples from the Web for ruination
Nazism left no stone unturned to bring about the ruination of Germany.
It looks like the day after the election, the headlines will be Republican rout, Democrat ruination.
Sober or drunk: It looks like the day after the election, the headlines will be Republican rout, Democrat ruination.
And he bristles at the suggestion that he was the ruination of her career.
Both San Martino and Doberdo are destroyed beyond the limits of ruination.War and the Future|H. G. Wells
And it is a good thing you don't, Reuben, for it would be the ruination of you!Ishmael|Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
Some say drink is the besetting sin; another says 'bacca is man's ruination.Yorkshire Ditties, Second Series|John Hartley
But this turkey-trot-tango business—it's goin' to be the ruination of the home.In a Little Town|Rupert Hughes
And, if the debtors cannot pay, we are afraid it will be ruination for a large proportion of the population.The Peace Negotiations|J. D. Kestell
1660s, from verb ruinate "to go to ruin" (1540s), from Medieval Latin ruinatus, past participle of ruinare, from Latin ruina (see ruin (n.)).