1 He was too young, too strong, too full of the sap of living, to submit so easily to the destruction of his hopes.
2 I told you once before that there were two times for making big money, one in the upbuilding of a country and the other in its destruction.
3 Despite all Frank had told her about the town burning to the ground, she had never really visualized complete destruction.
4 Like monkeys or small children turned loose among treasured objects whose value is beyond their comprehension, they ran wild--either from perverse pleasure in destruction or simply because of their ignorance.
5 Atlanta was again the center of activities for a wide region, as it had been before its destruction, and the town was receiving a great influx of new citizens, both welcome and unwelcome.
6 Now then, thought I, unconsciously rolling up the sleeves of my frock, here goes for a cool, collected dive at death and destruction, and the devil fetch the hindmost.
7 Twenty times they thought the whirling eddies were sweeping them to destruction, when the master-hand of their pilot would bring the bows of the canoe to stem the rapid.
8 Men, hot and angry in pursuit, were evidently on their footsteps, and each instant threatened their capture, if not their destruction.
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9 His figured panoply of death looked more like a disguise assumed in mockery than a fierce annunciation of a desire to carry destruction in his footsteps.
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10 He even darkly hinted that their success might be extended, with proper caution, in such a manner as to include the destruction of all whom they had reason to hate.
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11 The onset and the issue were like the passage and destruction of a whirlwind.
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12 The sounds of the battle were over, and they had fed fat their ancient grudge, and had avenged their recent quarrel with the Mengwe, by the destruction of a whole community.
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13 It was criminal to stay calmly in one spot and make no effort to stay destruction.
14 Surely thou didst set them in slippery places, thou castedst them down to destruction.
15 Ulysses is not going to be away much longer; indeed he is close at hand to deal out death and destruction, not on them alone, but on many another of us who live in Ithaca.