DEMOLITION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DEMOLITION
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demolition
 n.  act of overthrowing, pulling down, or destroying
Classic Sentence:
1  Waterloo, by cutting short the demolition of European thrones by the sword, had no other effect than to cause the revolutionary work to be continued in another direction.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVII—IS WATERLOO TO BE CONSIDERED GOOD?
2  It is true that this termination of the shore was hidden from sight by a heap of rubbish six or seven feet in height, produced by some demolition or other.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III—THE "SPUN" MAN
3  In consequence of demolitions and reconstructions, the Paris of his youth, that Paris which he bore away religiously in his memory, is now a Paris of days gone by.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER I—THE ZIGZAGS OF STRATEGY
4  Certain demolitions take place, and it is well that they do, but on condition that they are followed by reconstructions.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER XI—END OF THE PETIT-PICPUS
Example Sentence:
1  The church has been threatened with demolition for years.
2  They underwent courses in radio communication, demolition, and sabotage.
3  One of the major aims of the air force was the complete demolition of all means of transportation by bombing of rail lines and terminals.
4  But many ordinary people here regard the demolitions as a kind of collective punishment.