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"I’m wondering if you ever think of razing it, just to show mercy?"
Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
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  • "I’m wondering if you ever think of razing it, just to show mercy?"
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • They ripped fire from the earth and razed the cities to the ground.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • My father went there after the bombings and found the buildings completely razed to the ground.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • And then, too, it is a nearly wondrous sensation, between hacks, for just as I’ve expelled every last ounce of breath, nearly coughed out a whole lung, there’s also a feeling of something like purity again, a razing and renewal, as if I might wholly banish all that I was just a moment ago.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life

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  • The grove must be razed.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • I am not here to raze your collections.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • When the blood of the last heroes is spilled here, the Acropolis shall be razed.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • They raze their old wood hut.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • Of no use to Japan in razed cities, the POWs had been shipped to Naoetsu to be reenslaved for the empire.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Roark’s hand went on razing walls, splitting, rebuilding in furious strokes.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead

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  • When I went back to visit Clover and found Main Street razed, it had been a few months since Deborah and I talked.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • In answer, Saphira razed a drift with her tail, clearing it with one powerful stroke.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Nor is that all; my house has been destroyed—razed to the ground.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • The fortifying of the Kremlin, for which la Mosquee (as Napoleon termed the church of Basil the Beatified) was to have been razed to the ground, proved quite useless.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Over there was the Loop-the-Loop ride-which had been torn down decades ago-and over there the bathhouses and the saltwater swimming pools that had been razed in the 1950s.
    Mitch Albom  --  The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • Olympus to preserve or raze.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • Every cell in my body had been razed to ash.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • The railroad stretched to Harrisburg in one direction and Philadelphia in the other, and all along it buildings were being razed and old families were moving out and industrial tenants in.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • The entire ghetto has been razed by fire.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • At the mission, where Mr Tanimoto left the party, Father Kleinsorge was dismayed to see the building razed.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • Jan and Bob were staying three miles outside of Niland, at a place the locals call the Slabs, an old navy air base that had been abandoned and razed, leaving a grid of empty concrete foundations scattered far and wide across the desert.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • My farm was razed.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • By midnight your place will be razed to the cellar.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • And the day will come when I shall break all the chains of the earth, and raze the cities of the enslaved, and my home will become the capital of a world where each man will be free to exist for his own sake.
    Ayn Rand  --  Anthem
  • Forts were erected at the different points that commanded the facilities of the route, and were taken and retaken, razed and rebuilt, as victory alighted on the hostile banners.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • In the next half-hour, Boyle’s mills were razed to the ground.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • — Would not this, sir, and a forest of feathers—if the rest of my fortunes turn Turk with me,—with two Provincial roses on my razed shoes, get me a fellowship in a cry of players, sir?
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • Thus they fared two hours or more trasing and rasing either other, where they might hit any bare place.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • Numerous houses are razed to the ground.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • It ought to be razed to the ground.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  An Enemy of the People
  • Thus they fared two hours or more trasing and rasing either other, where they might hit any bare place.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • The place later got razed to build Locke High School.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • Revolt is a sort of waterspout in the social atmosphere which forms suddenly in certain conditions of temperature, and which, as it eddies about, mounts, descends, thunders, tears, razes, crushes, demolishes, uproots, bearing with it great natures and small, the strong man and the feeble mind, the tree trunk and the stalk of straw.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • I’ll let go of my anger when you forget yours over the Empire’s role in the death of your uncle and the razing of your farm.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • Laila is not as forgiving-Massoud’s violent end brings her no joy, but she remembers too well the neighborhoods razed under his watch, the bodies dragged from the rubble, the hands and feet of children discovered on rooftops or the high branch of some tree days after their funeral She remembers too clearly the look on Mammy’s own face moments before the rocket slammed in and, much as she has tried to forget, Babi’s headless torso landing nearby, the bridge tower printed on his T-shirt…
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Having waste ground enough, Shall we desire to raze the sanctuary, And pitch our evils there?
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • Then at last his lady in her soft-belted gown besought him weeping, speaking of all the ills that come to men whose town is taken: soldiers put to the sword; the city razed by fire; alien hands carrying off the children and the women, Hearing these fearful things, his heart was stirred to action: he put on his shining gear and fought off ruin from the Aitolians.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Forthwith, form every squadron and each band, The heads and leaders thither haste where stood Their great Commander—godlike Shapes, and Forms Excelling human; princely Dignities; And Powers that erst in Heaven sat on thrones, Though on their names in Heavenly records now Be no memorial, blotted out and rased By their rebellion from the Books of Life.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • Sherman had razed Columbia during the Civil War.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • The old saying makes this very clear: ’If a daughter doesn’t marry out, she’s not valuable; if fire doesn’t raze the mountain, the land will not be fertile.’
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • Notwithstanding that, Messer Nicolo Vitelli in our times has been seen to demolish two fortresses in Citta di Castello so that he might keep that state; Guido Ubaldo, Duke of Urbino, on returning to his dominion, whence he had been driven by Cesare Borgia, razed to the foundations all the fortresses in that province, and considered that without them it would be more difficult to lose it; the Bentivogli returning to Bologna came to a similar decision.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • So that on a morning when she awoke in high spirits she would raze the clothes closets, empty the trunks, tear apart the attics, and wage a war of separation against the piles of clothing that had been seen once too often, the hats she had never worn because there had been no occasion to wear them while they were still in fashion, the shoes copied by European artists from those used by empresses for their coronations, and which were scorned here by highborn ladies because they were…
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Stanley did dream the boar did raze his helm; And I did scorn it, and disdain to fly.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Life and Death of King Richard III
  • We will raze it and salt the earth.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • When he was a boy it had been timber and wattle, but Robert Baratheon had razed that structure to the ground.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
  • And whilst you are razing Yunkai, my sweet, Meereen shall rise behind you.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • I have a gammon of bacon and two razes of ginger, to be delivered as far as Charing-cross.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 1
  • A large portion of New York’s posher homes in this area had been condemned and razed.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • Yes, and within two years, Moctezuma’s vast empire was razed to dust.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • The salt water from the sea ruined the crops, and fires razed whole regions of cities and towns.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
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