Thesaurus / tears down
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When the man who tears down by criticism fails to point out the way to build up, he is a destructive critic.

Fuller, turn the heat beams on with all the power you can get and burn that refuse he tears down into a heap of molten lava!

Islands of SpaceJohn W Campbell

The attitude of mind which your thoughts and convictions produce is a real force which builds or tears down.

The Victorious AttitudeOrison Swett Marden

The enemy comes round the land, and tears down the power of Israel, and his palaces are plundered.

If Pen could hardly gulp his tears down, it was all the major could do to keep from laughter.

A History of Pendennis, Volume 1William Makepeace Thackeray

But then it bursts out, the voice of Nature, and resounds so harshly, and tears down all barriers.

The horse, affrighted, tears down the road, and makes directly for his home.

I've Been Thinking;Azel Stevens Roe

Percy was looking very pale and worn, and as he came up to me, much as I had schooled myself, I could hardly keep my tears down.

The dark sky dulls my dreamy mind,The down-dripping rain lingers—O my tears down falling, longing after thee!

Drops of perspiration stood out on his forehead, some of them rolling like tears down his cheek.

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