Jo lives—that is to say, Jo has not yet died—in a ruinous place known to the like of him by the name of Tom-all-Alone’s.
Paler than she had been at home, and a little quieter than I had thought natural when she was yet so cheerful and hopeful, her face was so unshadowed that I half believed she was blinded by her love for Richard to his ruinous career.
Ma’s ruinous to everything."
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It was a ruinous war.
He gave notes, took up ruinous obligations, dealt with usurers and all the race of lenders.