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annihilate
used in War and Peace

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Definition
to completely destroy or defeat
  • He felt now that merely by having been recommended to Prince Andrew he had already risen above the general who at the front had the power to annihilate him, a lieutenant of the Guards.
    Book Three — 1805 (52% in)
  • The demands of life, which had seemed to her annihilated by her father's death, all at once rose before her with a new, previously unknown force and took possession of her.
    Book Ten — 1812 (32% in)
  • Yes, it was like a dream in which a man fancies that a ruffian is coming to attack him, and raises his arm to strike that ruffian a terrible blow which he knows should annihilate him, but then feels that his arm drops powerless and limp like a rag, and the horror of unavoidable destruction seizes him in his helplessness.
    Book Ten — 1812 (89% in)
  • A system of some sort was killing him—Pierre—depriving him of life, of everything, annihilating him.
    Book Twelve — 1812 (57% in)
  • It would seem that, availing yourself of these circumstances, you might advantageously attack a weaker one and annihilate him, or at least oblige him to retreat, retaining in our hands an important part of the provinces now occupied by the enemy, and thereby averting danger from Tula and other towns in the interior.
    Book Thirteen — 1812 (13% in)

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