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In the last century, however, four successive heirs were of a dissolute and wasteful disposition, and the family ruin was eventually completed by a gambler in the days of the Regency.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Hayes, since it was evident that it was impossible to inform the police where he was without telling them also who was the murderer, and I could not see how that murderer could be punished without ruin to my unfortunate James.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
His aunt wept over him and asked him how he could go and break her old heart so; and finally told him to go on, and ruin himself and bring her gray hairs with sorrow to the grave, for it was no use for her to try any more.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
The chief secretary of his department and his private secretary were aware of this, and used to warn women who came with petitions on no account to give way to tears, if they did not want to ruin their chances.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
But even though she knew it was her own ruin, she could not restrain herself, could not keep herself from proving to him that he was wrong, could not give way to him.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
It is clear that the man who advocates the conclusion of a peace, and that the Minister should command the army, does not love our sovereign and desires the ruin of us all.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
But not to speak of the fact that nothing prevented him from advancing into those southern provinces (for the Russian army did not bar his way), the historians forget that nothing could have saved his army, for then already it bore within itself the germs of inevitable ruin.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
When I leave their service and start a shop in Sofia, their custom will be half my capital: their bad word would ruin me.
Arms and the Man By George Bernard Shaw Context
I believe he actually began to be afraid he really had been doing something, tending to the annihilation of the British constitution, and the ruin of the country.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
The nooks of ruin where the old monks had once had their refectories and gardens, and where the strong walls were now pressed into the service of humble sheds and stables, were almost as silent as the old monks in their graves.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
She erected in her mind a mighty Staircase, with a dark pit of shame and ruin at the bottom; and down those stairs, from day to day and hour to hour, she saw Louisa coming.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context