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decimate
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Ulysses
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  • …human females extending from the age of puberty to the menopause: inevitable accidents at sea, in mines and factories: certain very painful maladies and their resultant surgical operations, innate lunacy and congenital criminality, decimating epidemics: catastrophic cataclysms which make terror the basis of human mentality: seismic upheavals the epicentres of which are located in densely populated regions: the fact of vital growth, through convulsions of metamorphosis, from…

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  • Hezbollah fighters decimated loyalist militias in Beirut.
  • the Revolution decimated my family.
    E. Phillips Oppenheim  --  The Yellow Crayon

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