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I desire, I implore to be crushed, to be annihilated by your vengeance!

But even here, where distinction seems most annihilated, it yet remains.

It was not sufficient that he should kill that one with a knife-thrust, it must be annihilated.

My will was annihilated; not a fiber of flesh obeyed my bidding.

Stop the rotation, and the atom would be annihilated for the same reason.

Whence the conclusion is that the souls of men are not annihilated by death.

Everybody extinguished their tapers, and the power of the demon was annihilated.

The First Corps was thus compelled to follow, or be annihilated.

If a glance could have annihilated any man, his would have finished me.

It was rank folly to press on; the party would be annihilated.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, from an obsolete adjective meaning "reduced to nothing" (late 14c.), originally the past participle of a verb, anihil, from Old French annichiler (14c.), from Late Latin annihilare "to reduce to nothing," from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + nihil "nothing" (see nil). Related: Annihilated; annihilating.

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