Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of demolish.

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  • noun complete destruction of a building

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The phone rang while he was talking and he answered it and spoke very slowly in High German, demolishing a subordinate with words that hit with the force of hammers while we listened.

    The Sinkiang Executive

  • They have never had much difficulty in demolishing themthough I notice that most of the demolished ones are still there, while some of the Christian apologists themselves begin to look rather faded.

    As I Please

  • Lawton, with a right wing, moved against El Caney, with the idea of demolishing it and crumpling up the Spanish left.

    The New Nation

  • In '93 a coppersmith had purchased the house with the idea of demolishing it, but had not been able to pay the price; the nation made him bankrupt.

    Les Miserables, Volume IV, Saint Denis

  • In '93 a coppersmith had purchased the house with the idea of demolishing it, but had not been able to pay the price; the nation made him bankrupt.

    Les Misérables

  • Under pressure to complete the project by 2013, transportation officials reverted to the idea of demolishing and rebuilding half of the bridge at a time over the next two years.

    News - latimes.com

  • The church bought two buildings on N. 25th St. just to its west, with the idea of demolishing them and building a closer-in playground.

    JSOnline.com

  • The church bought two buildings on N. 25th St. just to its west, with the idea of demolishing them and building a closer-in playground.

    JSOnline.com

  • Bet your last dollar that every single one of those councillors - except for Sheilagh O'Leary - is already sold on the idea of demolishing the downtown portion of St. John's that provides much of the backdrop for the show.

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  • Bet your last dollar that every single one of those councillors - except for Sheilagh O'Leary - is already sold on the idea of demolishing the downtown portion of St. John's that provides much of the backdrop for the show.

    Liblogs.ca latest blog entries

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