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ravage
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • Certain backward areas have advanced, and various devices, always in some way connected with warfare and police espionage, have been developed, but experiment and invention have largely stopped, and the ravages of the atomic war of the nineteen-fifties have never been fully repaired.

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  • Flames ravaged their home.
  • The ravages of climate change.

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