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- v. Present participle of lay waste.
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- n. destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined
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After the death of the able premier, the Birmese again overran the land, laying waste the fields, and besieging the city of Ayuthia for two years.
Ih I was laying waste with a very wretched and wild verbal assault,  do you not remember how the narration shows that I was given as a gift to the faithful and daily tears of my mother, who had been promised that I should not perish?
But don't you think, said the General, that the deeds of Moseby would justify us in laying waste Virginia?
Now from the time of Ardashir’s departure, King Abd al-Kadir had been troubled and ceased not to be heavy at heart, fearing the laying waste of his reign and the spoiling of his realm; when behold, the
That in laying waste in that manner, and not in a possibility (as the academians thought) of restoring it to its former estate, they ordered certain persons in a Convocation (Reg.
Hussite troops of Giskra, which were laying waste Upper Hungary.
With this mighty host he marched against Henzawadi, the capital of Pegu, laying waste the country as he went with fire and sword.
In a monthlong campaign, he burned upward of forty Indian settlements—Newton, Catherineton, Kendaia, Canadosaga, and Genesee, among others—while laying waste hundreds of acres of orchards and cultivated fields.