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synonyms for ruins

  • ashes
  • debris
  • destruction
  • detritus
  • foundation
  • relics
  • remains
  • remnants
  • residue
  • rubble
  • traces
  • vestiges
  • wreck
  • wreckage
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antonyms for ruins

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  • creation
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How to use ruins in a sentence

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.
HOW ONE MAN SURVIVED A PLANE CRASH AND 5 DAYS IN THE SNOWY CANADIAN WILDERNESS—AND WENT ON TO HELP SHAPE THE MODERN SKI INDUSTRYCASSIDY RANDALLDECEMBER 27, 2020TIME
The Mexican artillery soon laid a part of the fort in ruins.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
The world may end, the heavens fall, yet loving voices would still find an echo in the ruins of the universe.
PEARLS OF THOUGHTMATURIN M. BALLOU
In a statuesque attitude, she sat, like Marius on the ruins of Carthage, or Patience on a monument smiling at grief.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Once safely out of the ruins, Harris collected himself and turned to look back.
THREE MORE JOHN SILENCE STORIESALGERNON BLACKWOOD
He saw his life go down in ruins before his very eyes; the roof had fallen long ago.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
On the Mabolo road there is a Leper Hospital, and the ruins of a partly well-built jail which was never completed.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
It is fortunately one of the best-preserved of the castellated ruins in the Kingdom.
BRITISH HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS FROM A MOTOR CARTHOMAS D. MURPHY
The scanty ruins of the castle where the prince was born still overlook the town.
BRITISH HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS FROM A MOTOR CARTHOMAS D. MURPHY
There are also a number of ruins along the valley, each with its romantic legends.
BRITISH HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS FROM A MOTOR CARTHOMAS D. MURPHY
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
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probity

WORDS RELATED TO RUINS

  • archaeological remains
  • archaeological ruins
  • historical site
  • ruins
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