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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DYNAMITED

And when he got there, he dynamited the safe and got the Wells-Fargo box.

We dynamited for fish and got sufficient to supply us all with food.

That is why trees planted in dynamited holes live and thrive.

I stood in Peronne which the Germans had dynamited with the greatest care.

As calmly as they could, the girls reported how the saboteur had dynamited the bridge.

Shells had wrought a great deal of the ruin, but it was evident that many of the buildings had been dynamited.

At the same time several cranes and other harbor works were dynamited to block the channel to the Finnish harbor.

This bridge was dynamited in the afternoon, but the effect was not felt to any marked degree.

The lake was dynamited at that place by the police and the bodies found.

The great bridge across the Meuse was dynamited, and the three sections hung in the river.

WORD ORIGIN

1867, from Swedish dynamit, coined 1867 by its inventor, Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel (1833-1896), from Greek dynamis "power" (see dynamic (adj.)) + -ite (2). Figurative sense of "something potentially dangerous" is from 1922. Positive sense of "dynamic and excellent" by mid-1960s, perhaps originally Black English.

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