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adjective as in destroyed

adjective as in spoiled

adjective as in rendered unchaste

adjective as in bankrupt

adjective as in spoiled

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The resulting ruin is spectacular — and a sobering reminder that nature’s flux, its evolution, can change speed without notice.

The cause this time is a scandal over child benefits payments, in which the Dutch tax office mistakenly pursued thousands of families for the repayment of “fraudulent” claims, causing financial ruin for many.

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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.

Sometimes the ads would get in the way of playing, and a perfectly lined up shot would be ruined.

The real hackers—whoever they may prove to be—had pulled off a feat: they ruined a Hollywood fete.

He said, “war ruined my life,” and told me an absolutely horrific war story.

The guru Rampal is in custody after a deadly battle at his ruined ashram.

However, Cooke can never really bring himself to see Joplin as ruined by the limelight.

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.

Meanwhile the cabal against the ruined Ripperda raged with redoubled fury in the Spanish cabinet.

At the very commencement of the campaign Massna committed a fault which almost ruined his career.

Before Ulm he nearly ruined Napoleon's combination by failing to get in contact with the enemy.

In Ireland they have palpably and greatly benefited every class but the stockholders, and these they have well nigh ruined.


On this page you'll find 181 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ruined, such as: collapsed, demolished, ravaged, smashed, wrecked, and abolished.

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