verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Example sentences from the Web for ruin
Though he missed the Civil War while studying art in Europe, Valentine returned home to the ruins of Richmond in 1865 and shaped the way generations would view that era of American history.
The marble staircase was “in ruins and we went up chiefly by holding on to the iron railing and putting our feet between the rungs,” she wrote in a letter published in the May 25, 1906 Science.How passion, luck and sweat saved some of North America’s rarest plants|Susan Milius|November 5, 2020|Science News
Stepping delicately from boulder to boulder, I found myself impressed with the multistory ruins and wondering what life in the high cliffs might have been like centuries ago.
Sometimes the ads would get in the way of playing, and a perfectly lined up shot would be ruined.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art|Alec Kubas-Meyer|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The real hackers—whoever they may prove to be—had pulled off a feat: they ruined a Hollywood fete.
The guru Rampal is in custody after a deadly battle at his ruined ashram.Is India’s Fallen ‘God-Man’ So Different From a Megachurch Pastor?|Jay Michaelson|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
However, Cooke can never really bring himself to see Joplin as ruined by the limelight.
More, we may actually be seeking out and enjoying having ‘Game of Thrones’ ruined for us.
He would carry through this Linrock case; but even so, if he were not killed, his career would be ruined.The Rustlers of Pecos County|Zane Grey
He ruined us—us who were so happy before; and then, as Armand says, cast us away as instruments he had done with.The Parisians, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
But for me, you would be lying dead at this minute and the Astrarium would be ruined.The Bill-Toppers|Andre Castaigne
Crops were just at the point where they would be ruined if left.A Little Girl in Old Pittsburg|Amanda M. Douglas
Though the policy of Walpole had ruined Jacobitism, it long remained unconscious of its ruin.History of the English People, Volume VII (of 8)|John Richard Green
British Dictionary definitions for ruin
Derived forms of ruinruinable, adjectiveruiner, noun
Word Origin for ruin
Idioms and Phrases with ruin
see rack and ruin.