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As he did so he wondered if it was possible that Constantine did not realize the havoc he had wrought.

The ploughshare of havoc has been driven through the gardens of luxury.

He shuddered at the thought of the havoc which its detonation would cause.

To these he added the immense range of his migrations, and the havoc he commits.

She did not come back, as some might have done, to view the havoc she had wrought.

The very agents in the massacre were appalled at the havoc they had made.

Only Conor stood silent, gazing at the havoc he had wrought.

He had thrown a bomb into the meeting, and he smiled to see the havoc it created.

But the race of the good were not all expelled from this scene of havoc and outrage.

It is impossible to relate the havoc they made there, burning all before them.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Anglo-French havok in phrase crier havok "cry havoc" (late 14c.), a signal to soldiers to seize plunder, from Old French havot "pillaging, looting," related to haver "to seize, grasp," hef "hook," probably from a Germanic source (see hawk (n.)), or from Latin habere "to have, possess." General sense of "devastation" first recorded late 15c.

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