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Though he missed the Civil War while studying art in Europe, Valentine returned home to the ruins of Richmond in 1865 and shaped the way generations would view that era of American history.

The marble staircase was “in ruins and we went up chiefly by holding on to the iron railing and putting our feet between the rungs,” she wrote in a letter published in the May 25, 1906 Science.

Stepping delicately from boulder to boulder, I found myself impressed with the multistory ruins and wondering what life in the high cliffs might have been like centuries ago.

Travel Back in Time at Mesa VerdeEmily PenningtonSeptember 27, 2020Outside Online

He would carry through this Linrock case; but even so, if he were not killed, his career would be ruined.

He ruined us—us who were so happy before; and then, as Armand says, cast us away as instruments he had done with.

The Parisians, CompleteEdward Bulwer-Lytton

But for me, you would be lying dead at this minute and the Astrarium would be ruined.

The Bill-ToppersAndre Castaigne

Crops were just at the point where they would be ruined if left.

Though the policy of Walpole had ruined Jacobitism, it long remained unconscious of its ruin.

I was ruined beyond repair, and I had, on the third morning, worked myself up to resort for relief to a loaded pistol.

Cibber carved a basso-relievo on one side, representing King Charles in a Roman costume, protecting the ruined city.

Sir Christopher WrenLucy Phillimore


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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.