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Oh, haven't I demolished some of those German sharpshooters!

It was a shell, which had demolished a chimney in the Rue Sainte-Barbe, near the citadel.

When they shall have demolished everything they will have advanced greatly!

Cromwell demolished this castle after it fell into his hands.

In 1841 the place was demolished, and the site transformed as we now see it.

Well, the blow has fallen at last, and demolished all our castle-building!

If they are not, they must first be demolished, before they are rebuilt.

But however you construe the hierograph, the door must be demolished before you get out.

The doctor had one demolished, and found nothing but a block of ice.

The authorities had demolished it in 1827, in cutting a street through.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, from Middle French demoliss-, present participle stem of démolir "to destroy, tear down" (late 14c.), from Latin demoliri "tear down," from de- "down" (see de-) + moliri "build, construct," from moles (genitive molis) "massive structure" (see mole (n.3)). Related: Demolished; demolishing.

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