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If the system of charging by time in place of piece-work is adopted it will mean ruination to many business-men.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 158, APRIL 28, 1920VARIOUS
Too many civilians mixed up in military affairs have nearly been the ruination of the United States during this Rebellion.
WITH SULLY INTO THE SIOUX LANDJOSEPH MILLS HANSON
The worst you'd get would be a flogging; but it means ruination to the husband.
THE INSPECTOR-GENERALNICOLAY GOGOL
Right here from somewhere in the impending clutter of nondescript ruination we heard many voices singing all together.
THE GLORY OF THE COMINGIRVIN S. COBB
Carried to the last degree, it would mean ruination; for no provision is made for declines in the market, and resulting losses.
ALL ABOUT COFFEEWILLIAM H. UKERS
At that very moment, he was pursuing the glittering, attractive bait which later proved to be his utter ruination.
CRAYON AND CHARACTER: TRUTH MADE CLEAR THROUGH EYE AND EARB.J. GRISWOLD
And I truly felt that his plans wus liable any time to be the death of him, and the ruination.
SWEET CICELYJOSIAH ALLEN'S WIFE: MARIETTA HOLLEY
These wine rooms were the downfall and ruination of hundreds of innocent girls.
TWENTY YEARS A DETECTIVE IN THE WICKEDEST CITY IN THE WORLDCLIFTON R. WOOLDRIDGE
But if the filth of her existence should gradually roll from her upon him, would she not be his evil demon, his ruination?
THE SONG OF SONGSHERMANN SUDERMANN
But on this day he chose to preach a ferocious harangue against divorce as the chief peril, the ruination of modern society.
WE CAN'T HAVE EVERYTHINGRUPERT HUGHES
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WORDS RELATED TO RUINATION

  • beating
  • blue ruin
  • breakdown
  • collapse
  • crack-up
  • crash
  • defeasance
  • defeat
  • devastation
  • disaster
  • dissolution
  • downfall
  • drubbing
  • failure
  • fiasco
  • havoc
  • licking
  • overthrow
  • reversal
  • rout
  • ruin
  • ruination
  • shellacking
  • smash
  • smashup
  • trouncing
  • vanquishment
  • washout
  • wreck
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