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Terrorism destabilized the government
  to make or become unstable
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  • Terrorism destabilized the government
  • The economy destabilized rapidly
  • And the troubles of the 1980s had destabilized the community and imbued longtime residents with a sense of futility when it came to resisting change.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Only this time they had one principal ambition before seizing power, and that was to destabilize the U.S.-led coalition forces and eventually drive them out of Afghanistan forever.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor

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  • "He might have done it to destabilize the Clave," suggested Maryse.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • It seems to me that you are all determined to start a panic that will destabilize everything we have worked for these last thirteen years!
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Walt and I scrambled backward as more stones fell into the pit, and I realized I’d just destabilized the entire roof of a subterranean room.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • It would be unwise to bandy it about, as people might take it to mean that he wanted you to succeed him, and that would undermine my authority and destabilize the Varden.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • And it draws the connection between a minor destabilization in seasonal flora and the insignificant destruction of a black girl.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • Indeed, as Phineas Niggellus talked about Snape’s crackdown, Harry experienced a split second of madness when he imagined simply going back to school to join the destabilization of Snape’s regime: Being fed and having a soft bad, and other people being in charge, seemed the most wonderful prospect in the world at this moment.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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  • Over and over again, I heard the same story: the police and the defense force were destabilizing the area.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • They might "build on public panic to further destabilize the system by disseminating rumors" and therefore "increase media coverage" and "stress the public health system."
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • He knows that if they’re around to see that they’re being squeezed out, a destabilizing gangland war would erupt which Sheng couldn’t tolerate any more than the British can with Peking up the street.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Our little game of destabilization will start right here on the ’farm.’
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • The British seemed to be greatly interested in supporting efforts aimed at destabilizing and ultimately eradicating American slavery.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • Youth bulges may well be particularly destabilizing in conservative Muslim countries, because women are largely passive and silent—amplifying the impact of young men.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • There he met with other politicians, a group of military men, and gringos sent by their intelligence service to map a strategy for bringing down the new government: economic destabilization, as they called their sabotage.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • In such circumstances, the mind still longs to repose in what Samuel Johnson once called with superb confidence "the stability of truth", even as it recognizes the destabilizing nature of its own operations and enquiries.
    Seamus Heaney  --  Crediting Poetry
  • He then found his country destabilized when hundreds of thousands of Hutu refugees fled into refugee camps in the eastern provinces of North and South Kivu, fearing retribution from Tutsis in Rwanda.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Harry bellowed, as somewhere out of sight Hermione screamed, and Harry heard innumerable objects crashing to the floor on the other side of the destabilized wall: He pointed his wand at the rampart, cried, "Finite!" and it steadied.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
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