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annihilate
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
to completely destroy or defeat
  • I am thinking of the sort of figure I cut the first time I saw you, when you annihilated my poor sketch with your criticism.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (81% in)
  • Will only thought of giving a good pinch that would annihilate that vaunted laboriousness, and was unable to imagine the mode in which Dorothea would be wounded.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (83% in)
  • Will, however, having given that annihilating pinch, was rather ashamed, imagining from Dorothea's silence that he had offended her still more; and having also a conscience about plucking the tail-feathers from a benefactor.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (83% in)

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