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demolish
 v.  raze; destroy; do away with completely; put an end to
Classic Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  The heirs at once gave out the order for the demolishing of Shipley.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 11
2  There is nothing like the hand of the populace for building everything that is built by demolishing.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER III—NIGHT BEGINS TO DESCEND UPON GRANTAIRE
3  But conquest is as far from setting up any government, as demolishing an house is from building a new one in the place.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
4  A portion of this building has recently been demolished.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—MASTER GORBEAU
5  The republican government demolished and cut through it.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER III—TO WIT, THE PLAN OF PARIS IN 1727
6  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
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II—LIKE MASTER, LIKE HOUSE
7  So that it was the house which demolished the coppersmith.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I—THE HOUSE WITH A SECRET
8  The empty space on the street left by the demolished house is half-filled by a fence of rotten boards, shored up by five stone posts.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER III—THE VICISSITUDES OF FLIGHT
9  Courfeyrac, as he demolished the wine-shop to some extent, sought to console the widowed proprietress.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER IV—AN ATTEMPT TO CONSOLE THE WIDOW HUCHELOUP
10  At the most there was an omnibus wheel broken, and the old Anceau cart was demolished.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VII—THE SITUATION BECOMES AGGRAVATED
11  The facade of Corinthe, half demolished, was hideous.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXI—THE HEROES
12  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
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—JAVERT
13  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
Get Context   In 27 THE WIFE OF ATHOS
14  The split-rail fence around the kitchen garden had been demolished and the once orderly rows of green plants had suffered the same treatment as those at Tara.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
15  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
Get Context   In Chapter 11
Example Sentence:
1  Authorities plan to demolish many buildings left weakened by the quake which are threatening to fall.
2  He was enraged by news of plans to demolish the pub.
3  A storm moved directly over the island, demolishing buildings and flooding streets.
4  The building will have to be demolished.
5  The entire east wing of the building was demolished in the fire.
6  One by one the old buildings in the city have been demolished and replaced with modern tower blocks.
7  Unworthy buildings should be demolished to make room for modern construction.
8  The iconic icehouse, demolished last year and rebuilt in replica, is situated in the west orchards.
9  The enemy bombardment demolished the town.
10  Her article brilliantly demolishes his argument.