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- adv. in a destructive manner: in a way that causes destruction
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In a destructive manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- With destruction; ruinously; mischievously; with power to destroy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a destructive manner
South Africa's landless people would react "destructively" if the government failed to keep its land reform promises, the
I bet they are good followers of Karl Max, active social forces work exactly like natural forces: blindly, forcibly, destructively, so long as we do not understand and reckon with them.
If anyone needs proof of how destructively polarized national politics has become, one need only consider yesterday's vote in the Senate on President Obama's nomination of Goodwin Liu to serve on the United States Court of Appeals.
In Bush's case, he used it cynically and destructively.
The majority of the Republican-right, have little to say creatively and a lot to say destructively.
But our good intentions are rechanneled destructively by a grand narrative that is equal parts pernicious, inaccurate, and pervasive.
But there is a deep current of violence in our world today that is affecting us destructively . . . individually, communally, nationally, and globally.
I know very few people, apart from enablers in abusive relationships, who can feel saintly love for a person behaving destructively, nor is it appropriate in my opinion.
Just the other night $5,000USD worth of copper tubing was stolen at a local construction site and I am speaking of copper tubing in inventory and tubing already installed that was ripped out of partially constructed walls most destructively.
Sooner or later, the cyber equivalent of 9/11 will occur — and, if the real 9/11 is a model, we will understandably, but destructively, overreact.
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