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annihilate
used in The War of the Worlds

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Definition
to completely destroy or defeat
  • In the other cases the shells had missed, and the batteries had been at once annihilated by the Heat-Rays.
    1.14 — Book 1 Chapter 14 — In London (46% in)
  • CHAPTER SEVENTEEN THE "THUNDER CHILD" Had the Martians aimed only at destruction, they might on Monday have annihilated the entire population of London, as it spread itself slowly through the home counties.
    1.17 — Book 1 Chapter 17 — The "Thunder Child" (1% in)
  • At any time the destruction that had already singed the northwestern borders of the metropolis, and had annihilated Ealing and Kilburn, might strike among these houses and leave them smoking ruins.
    2.8 — Book 2 Chapter 8 — Dead London (14% in)

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