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Slinking off to his room amid the ruins of his “collapsing life,” William knows he’s an international pariah, the poster man-child for infidelity.
ETHAN HAWKE TURNS HIS ACTING EXPERIENCE — AND PAST INFIDELITIES — INTO BRILLIANT FICTIONRON CHARLESFEBRUARY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
You’ll be known as those who can fix anything,restore old ruins, rebuild and renovate,make the community livable again.
'WE MUST HAVE A THIRD RECONSTRUCTION.' READ THE FULL TEXT OF THE REV. WILLIAM J. BARBER II'S SERMON AT THE INAUGURAL PRAYER SERVICEWILLIAM J. BARBER IIJANUARY 21, 2021TIME
I often point out how the ancient ruins are becoming more visible, but the girls couldn’t care less.
INVESTORS LOOK TO BUCK A FOUR-WEEK LOSING STREAK, SENDING GLOBAL STOCKS HIGHERBERNHARD WARNERSEPTEMBER 28, 2020FORTUNE
As I stood and stared at the vast ruins before me, I pressed play on my phone and found myself even more deeply transported.
TRAVEL BACK IN TIME AT MESA VERDEEMILY PENNINGTONSEPTEMBER 27, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
The Fed doesn’t seem very interested in explaining why, for example, a country as rich as ours has so many people just one step away from financial ruin — as Mary Daly’s own family was.
FED UP (EP. 390)STEPHEN J. DUBNERSEPTEMBER 26, 2019FREAKONOMICS
You need but will, and it is done; but if you relax your efforts, you will be ruined; for ruin and recovery are both from within.
PEARLS OF THOUGHTMATURIN M. BALLOU
Particularly was this the case with Davout, who since 1809 had suspected that Berthier desired to ruin his reputation.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
Such a refusal would lead to quick enquiry—enquiry to information—information to want of confidence and speedy ruin.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
De Castellor was now in his seat; and when Castanos came off; the Duke was stunned into stupor, overcome by the illimitable ruin.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
As for the ruin of any other party, the idea, by a very happy dispensation, never once occurred to him.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
JULY 29, 2021
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WORDS RELATED TO RUIN

  • abolishing
  • abolition
  • assassinating
  • bane
  • carnage
  • crashing
  • crushing
  • disintegrating
  • disrupting
  • dissolving
  • downfall
  • elimination
  • end
  • eradication
  • extermination
  • extinction
  • extinguishment
  • extirpation
  • havoc
  • invalidation
  • liquidation
  • loss
  • massacre
  • murder
  • overthrow
  • ravaging
  • ruin
  • ruination
  • sacking
  • shattering
  • slaughter
  • subjugation
  • subversion
  • undoing
  • wreckage
  • wrecking
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