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- adv. In a way that will cause ruin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a ruinous manner; destructively.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a ruinous manner or to a ruinous degree
What does distract ruinously from the power of "City of Thieves" is the barrier between its characters 'emotions and the reader's .... without our ability to be moved by his predicament, this well-crafted tale about the endless opportunities for suffering weakens into a harmless entertainment.
Even if taxes reached a level that everyone agreed was ruinously excessive, some of that money would be spent on things of some value.
'Self-taxation' was the official name for a ruinously heavy tax imposed on private farmers, often exacted from them by force.
Restoring the old currencies also would have been ruinously expensive at a time of already chronic deficits.
President Obama's Environmental Protection Agency is fighting a rear-guard action to accomplish via regulation what voters rejected via Congress: ruinously expensive restrictions on carbon emissions in the name of fighting "global warming."
Not all old, finely bound and historically important books are ruinously expensive.
And she proved, again, that she is a ruinously incompetent politician.
It was thought that the act of publicly promoting oneself was ruinously corrupting.
Coal Commission report in the 1920s, examining the conditions before the union movement in 1897, it was upon a ruinously competitive basis.
His real passion has long been advancing the cause of British manufacturing, so ruinously allowed to wither by successive governments.
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