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ruinous
used in 1984 by Orwell

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Definition
catastrophic or extremely harmful; or badly damaged or decayed (like ancient ruins)
  • But when Winston glanced again at Rutherford's ruinous face, he saw that his eyes were full of tears.
    p. 77.7
  • He seemed to see a vision of London, vast and ruinous, city of a million dustbins, and mixed up with it was a picture of Mrs Parsons, a woman with lined face and wispy hair, fiddling helplessly with a blocked waste-pipe.
    p. 74.4
  • That was in another hiding-place known to Julia, the belfry of a ruinous church in an almost-deserted stretch of country where an atomic bomb had fallen thirty years earlier.
    p. 128.2

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