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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DESTRUCTIVENESS

The Moravians' records abound in stories of their destructiveness.

But he told luridly of the thing that had come ashore, and of its destructiveness.

Here they had an opportunity of seeing the destructiveness of this animal.

Rats in the cellar were nothing to be compared to this boy for destructiveness in pies.

But see, through him, and in him, the destructiveness of Christian morals.

You see now what power of malignity and destructiveness it has.

Destructiveness—Desire to destroy, torment; harshness, cruelty.

For noisiness and destructiveness these are a pair of species hard to beat.

Destructiveness of the Australian roach Periplaneta australasiae.

Adequacy and destructiveness of armament are strictly relative terms.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., from Old French destructif (14c.), from Late Latin destructivus, from destruct-, past participle stem of Latin destruere (see destroy).

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