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Definition to completely destroy or defeat
  • She reported that "ISIS needs to understand the Joint Force is on orders to annihilate them."
annihilate = completely defeat and destroy
  • I don't want to just beat the other team. I want to annihilate them.
  • annihilate = completely defeated
  • Black holes annihilate all traces of what falls into them.
  • annihilate = completely destroy
  • Whenever antimatter and matter collide, they annihilate each other.
  • annihilate = completely destroy
  • It is so much kinder simply to annihilate anyone who is ill.
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • annihilate = completely destroy
  • You were abolished, annihilated: vaporized was the usual word.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • annihilated = completely destroyed
  • 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
  • annihilating = having been completely defeated
  • Long suffering had nearly annihilated all my ordinary powers of mind.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Pit and the Pendulum
  • annihilated = completely destroyed
  • "R-a-z-e means destroy."
    "Obliterate," Annabeth said. "Annihilate. Turn to rubble."
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • annihilate = to completely destroy or defeat
  • 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
  • annihilate = to completely destroy
  • You will be annihilated in the past as well as in the future.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • annihilated = completely destroyed
  • War, however, is no longer the desperate, annihilating struggle that it was in the early decades of the twentieth century.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • annihilating = complete destruction or defeat
  • Only in his own consciousness, which in any case must soon be annihilated.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • annihilated = completely destroyed
  • Almost as swiftly as he had imagined it, she had torn her clothes off, and when she flung them aside it was with that same magnificent gesture by which a whole civilization seemed to be annihilated.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • annihilated = completely defeated
  • With its grace and carelessness it seemed to annihilate a whole culture, a whole system of thought, as though Big Brother and the Party and the Thought Police could all be swept into nothingness by a single splendid movement of the arm.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • annihilate = completely destroy
  • The demon loosed it just as Prusias annihilated the balcony.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • Two thundering shots annihilated this silence.
    Zane Grey  --  The Man of the Forest
  • But one or the other, or both, had annihilated her.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • First of all, justice compels us to say that after the departure of poor, annihilated Akakiy Akakievitch he felt something like remorse.
    Nikolai Gogol  --  The Overcoat
  • Sartre uses just such a cafe visit to demonstrate the way we 'annihilate' whatever is irrelevant for us.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World

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