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The resulting ruin is spectacular — and a sobering reminder that nature’s flux, its evolution, can change speed without notice.
SCULPTURE PARKS ARE A GREAT WAY TO SEE ART DURING A PANDEMIC. HERE’S WHY SOME ARE BETTER THAN OTHERS.SEBASTIAN SMEEFEBRUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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.
EUROPE IS ALSO HAVING A CRAZY START TO THE YEARDAVID MEYERJANUARY 15, 2021FORTUNE
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.
RICHMOND SCULPTOR EDWARD VALENTINE CREATED MANY OF THE STATUES THAT DEFINED LOST CAUSE MYTHOLOGY. NOW HIS FAMILY’S MUSEUM IS CONFRONTING THE LEGACY.GREGORY S. SCHNEIDERJANUARY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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.
HOW PASSION, LUCK AND SWEAT SAVED SOME OF NORTH AMERICA’S RAREST PLANTSSUSAN MILIUSNOVEMBER 5, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
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
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
Meanwhile the cabal against the ruined Ripperda raged with redoubled fury in the Spanish cabinet.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
At the very commencement of the campaign Massna committed a fault which almost ruined his career.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
Before Ulm he nearly ruined Napoleon's combination by failing to get in contact with the enemy.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
In Ireland they have palpably and greatly benefited every class but the stockholders, and these they have well nigh ruined.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
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WORDS RELATED TO RUINED

  • blighted
  • catastrophic
  • destroyed
  • disastrous
  • hapless
  • ill-omened
  • inauspicious
  • luckless
  • misfortunate
  • ruined
  • star-crossed
  • unfortunate
  • unhappy
  • unlucky
  • untoward
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