v. raze; destroy; do away with completely; put an end to
Authorities plan to demolish many buildings left weakened by the quake which are threatening to fall.
Sentence in Classic:
And having thus demolished the young man, Anna Pavlovna turned to another group where Bilibin was talking about the Austrians: having wrinkled up his face he was evidently preparing to smooth it out again and utter one of his mots.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The place of rendezvous was an aged oak; not however the same to which Locksley had conducted Gurth and Wamba in the earlier part of the story, but one which was the centre of a silvan amphitheatre, within half a mile of the demolished castle of Torquilstone.
Fritchley, a perfect old Georgian mansion, was even now, as Connie passed in the car, being demolished.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence Context
This house has since been demolished and rebuilt, and the number has probably been changed in those revolutions of numeration which the streets of Paris undergo.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context
Nothing is more dangerous than this rapid, hemmed in, at that epoch, and irritated by the piles of the mill on the bridge, now demolished.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
Then was heard a great noise of fagots being removed and of the groaning of posts; these were the counterscarps and bastions of Athos, which the besieged himself demolished.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas Context