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  • The terrorist wants to annihilate a major American city.
  • Whenever antimatter and matter collide, they annihilate each other.
  • "R-a-z-e means destroy."
    "Obliterate," Annabeth said. "Annihilate. Turn to rubble."
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • Long suffering had nearly annihilated all my ordinary powers of mind.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Pit and the Pendulum

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  • It was possible, I reflected, that a mere different arrangement of the particulars of the scene, of the details of the picture, would be sufficient to modify, or perhaps to annihilate its capacity for sorrowful impression;
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Fall of the House of Usher
  • After several annihilating lessons of Sorry, Stephen and I make our way down to the deck by the Russian River.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • Refuse, and I will give the order to annihilate it.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Instead, he tutored Katherine I. And one session turned into one each week, and then into two each week, and by the next month, she came over to his house with Krazy Keith to watch, with Colin’s parents and Hassan, as Colin annihilated a poor sap named Sanjiv Reddy in the first episode of KranialKidz.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • Annihilate me.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • If they wanted to annihilate us, why didn’t they just go ahead and annihilate us?
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea

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  • In the championship game, our boy got annihilated.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • It is so much kinder simply to annihilate anyone who is ill.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • It doesn’t comfort me to see other people as annihilated as I am.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • In 1861 Jefferson Davis justified secession as an act of self-defense against the Black Republicans, whose purpose to exclude slavery from the territories would make "property in slaves so insecure as to be comparatively worthless …. thereby annihilating in effect property worth thousands of millions of dollars."
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • But his obsession must have blinded him to many things, and it is an irony that—even if the Poles and other Slavs were not next on the list of people to be annihilated—he should have failed to foresee how such sublime hatred could only gather into its destroying core, like metal splinters sucked toward some almighty magnet, countless thousands of victims who did not wear the yellow badge.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • "Suck" is an especially satisfying word, especially annihilating.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • If that onager scored a hit on Camp Half-Blood, anything in the blast zone would be annihilated—vaporized by the heat, or disintegrated by the shrapnel.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • A lot of the citizens of The Shade—lodgers, we call them—escaped from covens that the hunters found and annihilated.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • Now I was struggling to match my eyes to my hands and shoot the same little digital aliens that I’d annihilated so many hundreds of times before.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • I waited for the sound of a parent’s annihilated voice.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • They are blown to pieces, annihilated—there are only broken bits of trenches, holes linked by cracks, nests of craters, that is all.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • LE BRET: At least, you will agree That to annihilate each chance of Fate Exaggerates….
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • All those busy and ingenious speculations were now annihilated by the conduct of his captors.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • He was as though suddenly and joyfully awakened from a dark annihilating stupor.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • Wouldn’t they just annihilate the demon guys?
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • Look, just stop trying to annihilate yourself, okay?
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • He felt now that merely by having been recommended to Prince Andrew he had already risen above the general who at the front had the power to annihilate him, a lieutenant of the Guards.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • In the other cases the shells had missed, and the batteries had been at once annihilated by the Heat-Rays.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • The very law that condemned her—a giant of stern features but with vigour to support, as well as to annihilate, in his iron arm—had held her up through the terrible ordeal of her ignominy.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • She stared at him, hands on her hips again, as if trying to annihilate him with her death ray vision.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • You were abolished, annihilated: vaporized was the usual word.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • I personally designed the antimatter trap that is keeping that sample from annihilating right now.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • I wished to annihilate the tedious intervening days.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • His family had been annihilated last year.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • And now they were back as an effective fighting army, launching guerrilla operations against the U.S.-led coalition forces only four years after they’d lost power, been driven into exile, and had nearly been annihilated.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • This could crush her and annihilate us.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • If he had thought the regiment was about to be annihilated perhaps he could have amputated himself from it.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • Mammy threw him an annihilating glance.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Piper? I come to annihilate you!
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • I did, though: I vociferated curses enough to annihilate any fiend in Christendom; and I got a stone and thrust it between his jaws, and tried with all my might to cram it down his throat.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • D’Artagnan, however, stupefied, cast down, annihilated by all that happened, stood, with crossed arms, before the Musketeer and Mme. Bonacieux.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Did it feel as bad as having some fifty thousand books annihilated with no recompense?
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • Hitler has made it very clear that he will annihilate all the Jews before the clock strikes twelve, before they can hear the last stroke.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • How was it possible that such effort, such plain virtue, could overnight be reduced to this-smoke, thinning as it rose and was received by the big, annihilating sky?
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • If it had inspired or directed the development of the legend, then certainly the Ring would have been seized and used against Sauron; he would not have been annihilated but enslaved, and Barad-dur would not have been destroyed but occupied.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Sometimes, nothing is injured but the man who is thus annihilated; oftener the boat’s bow is knocked off, or the thigh-board, in which the headsman stands, is torn from its place and accompanies the body.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Pay him at once without another word; if not, by the God that rules us I will make an end of you, and annihilate you on the spot; release him instantly.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • "What do you want?" he shouted, apparently astonished that such a ragged fellow was not annihilated by the majesty of his glance.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • As if, when the marriage institution is abolished, concubinage, adultery, and incest, must not necessarily abound; when all the rights of humanity are annihilated, any barrier remains to protect the victim from the fury of the spoiler; when absolute power is assumed over life and liberty, it will not be wielded with destructive sway!
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • An artificial race with enhanced sight, strength, and speed, Glass Eyes were built for hand-to-hand combat, and they patrolled the Crystal Continuum with orders to annihilate anyone suspected of being an Alyssian.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
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