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noun as in buildings that are dilapidated

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He tied rags to the top of his boots for makeshift gaiters, pocketed a pair of pliers in case the mobile home was locked, and stepped away from the ruin.

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It may be fun and it may get them paid, until oversaturation ruins our sense for irony and destroys the market for it.

But so far, the lack of proven Roman artifacts or ruins in the town has raised suspicions.

By the time villagers returned to the ruins of Khuzaa in early August, the Givatis had moved south.

Neither Schwend nor Spitz maintained a low profile in the ruins of Munich and they soon attracted attention.

The ruins of an ancient town deep in the Kenyan forest have befuddled archaeologists and historians for decades.

The Mexican artillery soon laid a part of the fort in ruins.

The world may end, the heavens fall, yet loving voices would still find an echo in the ruins of the universe.

In a statuesque attitude, she sat, like Marius on the ruins of Carthage, or Patience on a monument smiling at grief.

Once safely out of the ruins, Harris collected himself and turned to look back.

He saw his life go down in ruins before his very eyes; the roof had fallen long ago.


On this page you'll find 26 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ruins, such as: ashes, debris, destruction, detritus, foundation, and relics.

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