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This is gossipmongering and, as Republicans like to say, part of the politics of personal destruction.

From Ozy

We should NOT be flying a flag of a group who wants to erase our history and bring mass destruction to our country through Communism.

Climate-change impacts are already a common thread of destruction and violence from the Sahel and South Sudan to Central America.

From Time

“When the books are written about our careers, one of the main things we’ll be judged on is whether we did enough to stop the destruction of life and property due to climate change,” he said.

Habitat destruction, loss of food plants, invasive species, climate change, and predation are primarily human-driven problems.

“The United States had gone to war declaring it must destroy an active weapons of mass destruction program,” the Times reported.

Some of the streets in this part of the town have seen large scale-destruction.

And the Gävle Goat, apparently a sensitive creature, took the destruction hard.

Gävle Goat must be dreading the imminent holiday and his fifty-fifty chance of destruction.

And suddenly you were in the throes of both creation and destruction.

The blind Samson of labor will seize upon the pillars of society and bring them down in a common destruction.

All things that are of the earth, shall return into the earth: so the ungodly shall from malediction to destruction.

In the time of destruction they shall pour out their force: and they shall appease the wrath of him that made them.

To fix on any one stage in such an evolution, detach it, affirm it, is to wrest a true scripture to its destruction.

It also occurs in diseases with extensive and rapid destruction of red blood-corpuscles.


On this page you'll find 111 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to destruction, such as: annihilation, carnage, elimination, eradication, extermination, and extinction.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.