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  • Hillary Clinton warned Iran that the U.S. could obliterate them if they were foolish enough to attack Israel.
  • 13 was said to have been obliterated in the war between the Capitol and the districts
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • We’re all going to be obliterated no matter what.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • For a second, I swear, I see it in Mother’s eyes too, beneath her worry that Father has obliterated my future.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help

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  • But Laila knew that her future was no match for her brothers’ past. They had overshadowed her in life. They would obliterate her in death.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • "R-a-z-e means destroy."
    "Obliterate," Annabeth said. "Annihilate. Turn to rubble."
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • Maybe the secret was to get it as smooth as possible, not to trim it, but to obliterate it.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • "Let’s get out of here," I yell to nobody and renew my pedaling, fear and panic having obliterated any weariness, any aching muscles.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • Let blood and fire obliterate the world!
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • ...not unless all of Western civilization were obliterated.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief

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  • We are now prepared to obliterate more rapidly and completely every productive enterprise the Japanese have above ground in any city, said Harry Truman.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • The snow was covering everything, burying the mountain lion’s tracks and obliterating his scent.
    Leslie Marmon Silko  --  Ceremony
  • The entire world was obliterated—for a few minutes.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • I imagined a person stepping outside and catching a leaflet in the wind, a leaflet that said, Your city will be obliterated unless your government surrenders,
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach
  • A ringing noise in her ears obliterated Ada Belle’s narrative.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • He opened his mouth to speak and a raw plume of dry warmth shot down his throat, seeming to obliterate any air or moisture in its path.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • And because . she didn’t really know why, other than that the dizzy way the kiss made her feel obliterated all practical thought.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • Their plan is to obliterate what Illea has, take over, make a bunch of promises, and leave everyone in the same place they are now.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • That right at this very moment there are riders in interview contracts that dictate whole swaths of forbidden conversational topics that, though they don’t name her specifically, are all about obliterating her from the record.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • We’d survived the EMP attack, the obliteration of the coasts, the plague that wasted everyone we knew and loved.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • Earthquakes and tsunamis had obliterated the coasts.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • If she tried, Mae could get to at least a few of these events, but just when she was arranging some sort of itinerary, she saw something that obliterated all else: the Funky Arse Whole Circus would be on campus, on the lawn next to the Iron Age, at seven.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • This time they obliterated the Buddha’s face, which had watched over the valley since the seventh century.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • This is about the survival of our race, which was almost entirely obliterated, and about keeping you alive.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • I thought about the warm skin and soft hair and hands of someone living, someone who was far cleverer and funnier than I would ever be and who still couldn’t see a better future than to obliterate himself.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • The arrow hit the absolute center, obliterating the black dot.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • The fire had obliterated the heart of the city, its very center of business and culture, then had gone on to wipe out the residences of its wealthiest and most powerful citizens.
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • I don’t know if they would have betrayed me, but most likely they would have, in an attempt to obliterate their memory of how they had once been friends with a Jew.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • It was there, in the small, stuffy trailer on the edge of the baking-hot blacktop of the Bakersfield school district parking lot, that I found an older girl who was disappointing only in her failure to speak the language of the mostly obliterated Cahuilla people.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • Puller glanced down at the dead woman’s hands and saw that they were nearly obliterated.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • I would argue lamely for peace in Vietnam while my students clamored for the H-bombing of Hanoi and the subsequent obliteration of Moscow and Peking.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • The wish that came to me—consuming the anxiety about letting myself down—was the wish to win the possessor of that body, the body which, because I wished to win its possessor, I saw as perfect, and wanted continuously, during the act itself, to see, holding myself in ways that enabled me to do so, avoiding crushing the body with my own, avoiding that obliteration of sight and touch.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • The intervening years between Cracow and Brooklyn had forced her—almost as a means of retaining sanity—to try to obliterate that time from recollection.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • His stars are different from the ones in the Bible: they’re wordless, they flame in an obliterating silence.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • The earth swallowed the Field of Mars, obliterating every trace of forts and trenches from the war games.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Floundering through the drifts, I kicked enough snow under the belly of Jamie’s horse to obliterate the telltale drops.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Maybe you even get a few buttons from their torn, obliterated uniforms.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • Outside, the village’s features obliterated by snow.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Twelve were defeated, the thirteenth obliterated.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • The U.S. bombs blasted the big radar installations and obliterated the control tower in Kandahar.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • I wonder if Erudite and Dauntless will still be at a standstill then, waiting for one group to obliterate the other.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • Entire blocks had been obliterated to rubble.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • Within a few years, he was racing, setting mile records and obliterating his opponents by the length of a homestretch.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • After she had obliterated four years with that sentence they could decide upon the more practical measures to be taken.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • When he was set upon, he was slapped and clawed and obliterated by a girl who was utterly consumed with rage.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • They have wives, children, occupations, and interests, they have a background which is so strong that the war cannot obliterate it.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • My friend has now a whole colony of sparrows, and his flies and spiders are almost obliterated.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Clary could see his face now—it was dead-white and papery, latticed with a black network of horrible scars that almost obliterated his features.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • In the three decades since construction ended, much of the roadbed has been obliterated by washouts, brush, and beaver ponds, but the bus is still there.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Though it would make them miserable, Eragon hoped it would rain so their tracks would be obliterated.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
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