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noun as in destruction

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Built in 1897, the onetime dance hall and meeting space closed its doors in 1970, sank into disrepair, and was earmarked for demolition.

The demolition will make way for a new development approved last year by the Arlington County Board.

The demolition will make way for new development approved last year by the Arlington County Board.

The demolition was handled—rather fittingly—by a woman-led team.

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When the Evergreen team—with a demolition crew that was 35% female, a high rate for the industry—arrived at the site, they found a few lingering signs that this office belonged to a notable former inhabitant.

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Their home probably will be devastated, too, but they received no demolition notice.

Ibrahim Hijazi walked me through his barren house, emptied ahead of the demolition.

How could anyone think that their dislike of the Bee Gees made anything about Disco Demolition Night acceptable?

Dahl went on to attain nationwide fame and his own syndicated broadcast as a result of Disco Demolition Night.

After 57 years of continuous operation, the theater closed, was sold to a private company, and scheduled for demolition.

In the reign of some of the English kings the demolition of such houses would not have been adjudged treason.

Verse alone could ease the girl of her ecstacy, and each recorded and triumphed in the demolition of yet another day.

The Sablonière Hotel, however, is now in course of demolition.

No doubt all this was clear to Brownie, and that was why he took such fiendish delight in his work of demolition.

He deprecated the demolition of Mont Orgueil, 'a stately fort of great capacity,' which had cost more than 20,000 marks.


On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to demolition, such as: annihilation, explosion, extermination, leveling, null, and wrecking.

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