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rout -- as in: the team was routed
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The War of the Worlds
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  • But once in the stream he seemed to lose volition, to become a part of that dusty rout.
  • It was the beginning of the rout of civilisation, of the massacre of mankind.
  • Here too the evidence of a hasty rout was abundant along the road.
  • Not only along the road through Barnet, but also through Edgware and Waltham Abbey, and along the roads eastward to Southend and Shoeburyness, and south of the Thames to Deal and Broadstairs, poured the same frantic rout.
  • And I saw one, one day, out by Wandsworth, picking houses to pieces and routing among the wreckage.
  • It was now dusk, and after I had routed out some biscuits and a cheese in the bar—there was a meat safe, but it contained nothing but maggots—I wandered on through the silent residential squares to Baker Street—Portman Square is the only one I can name—and so came out at last upon Regent's Park.

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  • We routed the other team.
  • The military force was routed, but regrouped in the high mountains.

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