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How to use destructive in a sentence
Most such flares develop when two neutron stars collide or there is some other destructive cosmic event.Exploding neutron star proves to be energy standout of the cosmos | Lisa Grossman | February 12, 2021 | Science News For Students
I was so angry at the time, and I knew I needed to channel these self-destructive qualities and turn that negative into a positive.Republican Rep. Nancy Mace on the Capitol insurrection: ‘We need to rebuild our party’ | KK Ottesen | February 9, 2021 | Washington Post
However, as you mentioned, there are already four deaths in Washington of which the situation is less violent and destructive than that in Hong Kong.Pro-China propaganda campaign exploits U.S. divisions in videos emphasizing Capitol attack | Craig Timberg, Eva Dou | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
So it isn’t surprising that too many are now grappling with serious depression, becoming self-destructive, or losing motivation for school.Dear Struggling Parents, It's Not Just You. This Is Hard | Susanna Schrobsdorff | January 31, 2021 | Time
We are learning the hard way about their destructive effects on society and democracy.'We Need a Fundamental Reset.' Shoshana Zuboff on Building an Internet That Lets Democracy Flourish | Billy Perrigo | January 22, 2021 | Time
Anger often manifests in withholders as another self-destructive but more socially acceptable feeling or behavior, like anxiety.
It has a presence, it remains potentially destructive, but all we can do is attempt to marshal it.
To break her self-destructive cycle and heal, she decides to hike 1,100 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail solo.Exclusive: The Making of Reese Witherspoon’s Golden Globe-Nominated ‘Wild’ | Marlow Stern | December 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
When we assign a primitive “not me” status to another individual or social group, it can—and does—take us down a destructive path.
This structure is particularly destructive for children in low-income families.
A tremendous tornado passed over the city of Natchez, very destructive to life and property.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
A destructive tornado swept over a portion of Lapeer county, Michigan.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
The planter passes entire nights, provided with lights, clearing the buds just opening, of these destructive insects.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
There is another effect from hurricanes which is even more destructive to life than that caused by the direct action of the wind.Outlines of the Earth's History | Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
By that time, however, the Scots had completed another destructive raid.King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
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