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 HugoContext Highlight 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 HugoContext Highlight 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 HugoContext Highlight 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 HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 6: CHAPTER XI—END OF THE PETIT-PICPUS