DESTRUCTIVE's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of destructive
Definition:
a. devastating; ruinous
Example:
Professor Paterson thinks there's merit in another plan for floating artificial marshes in the Lagoon to help break up the most destructive waves.
Sentence in Classic:
For the first time our eyes rested upon this presentment of the great emperor, which seemed to raise such frantic and destructive hatred in the mind of the unknown.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
He felt that this was rousing in his soul a feeling of anger destructive of his peace of mind and of all the good of his achievement.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The rapidity of the Russian pursuit was just as destructive to our army as the flight of the French was to theirs.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
He had escaped me, and I must commence a destructive and almost endless journey across the mountainous ices of the ocean, amidst cold that few of the inhabitants could long endure and which I, the native of a genial and sunny climate, could not hope to survive.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
Captain Jaffery, acutely conscious of the grins of his men and feeling helplessly that he was fighting a mist, declared angrily that he wanted neither the young ladies nor a drink and demanded if Belle knew the names of her destructive customers.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
If this be so, fancy the irresistibleness of that might, to which the most impalpable and destructive of all elements contributes.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
Thus to deplore, each from his point of view, the mutually destructive interdependence of spirit and flesh would have been instinctive with these in critically observing Yeobright.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context