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 Meanings and Examples of DESTRUCTIVE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  causing great and irreparable harm or damage
Classic Sentence: (86 in 6 pages)
1  Never breathe a word of such destructive nonsense any more.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V
2  Perhaps it would turn fiercely destructive.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 17
3  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  Highlight   In BOOK 2: 6 The Two Stand Face to Face
4  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
5  Rhett handed his watch into Bonnie's destructive grasp and rose lightly to his feet.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER LII
6  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  Highlight   In CHAPTER 76. The Battering-Ram.
7  This nightmare occupied some ten pages of manuscript and wound up with a sermon so destructive of all hope to non-Presbyterians that it took the first prize.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXI
8  Unwilling as she was to admit an idea so destructive of Jane's happiness, and so dishonorable to the stability of her lover, she could not prevent its frequently occurring.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 23
9  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  Highlight   In PART 4: Chapter 20
10  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  Highlight   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER IV
11  This momentary hesitation gave the insurgents time to re-load their weapons, and a second and very destructive discharge struck the company before it could regain the corner of the street, its shelter.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
12  He was too young, too strong, too full of the sap of living, to submit so easily to the destruction of his hopes.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In VIII
13  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.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIII
14  Despite all Frank had told her about the town burning to the ground, she had never really visualized complete destruction.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIII
15  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.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVII
Example Sentence: (35 in 3 pages)
16  You said, love is too deep but don't let their destruction.
17  He documented the destruction he observed during the Cosovo War.
18  Not to protest is to connive at the destruction of the environment.
19  A huge amount of environmental damage has been brought about by the destruction of the rainforests.
20  Mendes led a movement to stop destruction of the rain forest.
21  Heedless destruction of the rainforests is contributing to global warming.
22  They are only doing what is necessary to prevent wholesale destruction of vegetation.
23  The flood caused serious destruction to the village.
24  Unusually high winds left a trail of destruction over southern Britain.
25  Many species are threatened in the wild due to habitat destruction by man.
26  The inevitable converse of peace is not war but destruction.
27  Israel, with our help, has the weapons of mass destruction for which Bush looked in vain in Iraq.
28  It urges the immediate cessation of all acts of violence, provocation, incitement and destruction, and calls upon to return to negotiations.
29  Often the destruction takes place in public, as a visible symbol of peace replacing war.
30  The inspectors have no idea, by these documents, whether Iraq has weapons of mass destruction.