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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of demolish.

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  • adj. torn down and broken up

Etymologies

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Examples

  • In one swift stroke, McCain demolished what had been one of his main arguments against Obama.

    a good analysis of the palin pick

  • Dr. Bill, David Duke, the folks at Stormfront and their counterparts on the far left may think that Finkelstein demolished Goldhagen but nobody else does.

    Matthew Yglesias » Haim Saban

  • Bilge Ebiri on the (mostly) forgotten The Dion Brothers: The film's intense climax, a go-for-broke, bewilderingly chaotic shootout set inside a hotel while it's being simultaneously demolished, is still eye-popping after all these years and could hold its own with any action film today.

    GreenCine Daily: Shorts, 12/12.

  • The idea that our home may be demolished is undeniably upsetting, but the even greater threat is the possibility that this process could bog down in an interminable morass of political and bureaucratic indecision, with no clear answers at all.

    Argh!

  • March 21, 2005 17: 25 ryan salt: just absolutely gorgeous. i can only hope what's coming to chicago will be half as lovely as that song sounds. the line about the building that's being demolished is really sharp as well.

    I love springtime in New York, I do (Music (For Robots))

  • What TP did NOT report, is that: 1) it’s Easter break, with many families on vacation, and 2) Palin demolished her competitors

    Think Progress » Palin’s talk show debut garners weak reviews, lower-than-expected ratings.

  • Aziz Shaikh, an official from KDMC's anti-encroachment department said, "We have taken action against the construction as per minicipal rules, but Singh wants it to be demolished, which is not possible."

    Daily News & Analysis

  • Calling the stimulus debate a "triumph of hope over economics," Steil quoted French economist Jacques Rueff, who he said "demolished" in a 1947 paper the "Keynesian foundations" on which the stimulus is based.

    Was Keynes Right?

  • Steil, DeLong continued, must be "the only living man who thinks that French crank Jacques Rueff — who blamed the Great Depression on a sudden strengthening of labor union power at the start of the 1930s — 'demolished' the 'foundations' of Keynesian economics."

    Was Keynes Right?

  • Was it the word "demolished" that the moderator objected to?

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

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