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synonyms for tears down

  • annihilate
  • bulldoze
  • crush
  • decimate
  • devastate
  • devour
  • dilapidate
  • disassemble
  • dismantle
  • flatten
  • knock down
  • level
  • obliterate
  • pulverize
  • ruin
  • smash
  • take apart
  • total
  • trash
  • wipe off the map
  • wreck
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Then there was Wee Wo,—he was a little Chinese chap, and we used to send him down the chimneys to open front doors for us.
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
The bride elect rushes up to him, and so they both step down to the foot-lights.
PHYSIOLOGY OF THE OPERAJOHN H. SWABY (AKA "SCRICI")
I take the Extream Bells, and set down the six Changes on them thus.
TINTINNALOGIA, OR, THE ART OF RINGINGRICHARD DUCKWORTH AND FABIAN STEDMAN
He turned his eyes upon her; but no sympathy was in their beams; no belief in the semblance of her tears.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
His wife stood smiling and waving, the boys shouting, as he disappeared in the old rockaway down the sandy road.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
So he bore down on the solemn declaration that she stood face to face with a prison term for perjury.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
Do not the widow's tears run down the cheek, and her cry against him that causeth them to fall?
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
The two women had no intention of bathing; they had just strolled down to the beach for a walk and to be alone and near the water.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
The tears came so fast to Mrs. Pontellier's eyes that the damp sleeve of her peignoir no longer served to dry them.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
But, when the car came thundering down, it was crammed to the step; with a melancholy gesture, the driver declined her signal.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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