RAZE in a Sentence

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Example sentences for RAZE, such as:

1. For which reasons he made them be razed to the ground.

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 Meanings and Examples of RAZE
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 v.  destroy completely; scrape or shave off
Classic Sentence:
1  Forts were erected at the different points that commanded the facilities of the route, and were taken and retaken, razed and rebuilt, as victory alighted on the hostile banners.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 1
2  For which reasons he made them be razed to the ground.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XXIV.
Example Sentence:
1  Spelling is important: to raise a building is to put it up; to raze a building is to tear it down.
2  Shelling from federal army tanks razed half the houses in the Croat-populated part of Glina.