annihilation

[ uh-nahy-uh-ley-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF annihilation

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ANNIHILATION

Chip's way of saying yes was one of his chief weapons of annihilation.

I—I—ugh, ugh, I know what you want:—a consolidation and annihilation of the States.

He clearly saw that the isolation of ideas or classes is the annihilation of reasoning.

The quietness that came over me was like a foretaste of annihilation.

To-night he had gone to bed sternly resolved on a while of annihilation.

Here is a thought that makes me waver—what if death is not annihilation?

You get deformity, if not complete helplessness and annihilation.

Here Grant waited the onset, with almost the certainty of annihilation.

But the ideal of "annihilation" becomes an irrelevant and meaningless phrase.

Perhaps there may also be the idea of collective responsibility for his annihilation.

WORD ORIGIN

1630s, from Middle French annihilation (restored from Old French anichilacion, 14c.), or directly from Late Latin annihilationem (nominative annihilatio), noun of action from past participle stem of annihilare (see annihilate).

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