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annihilate
used in Arrowsmith

3 uses
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Definition
to completely destroy or defeat
  • Time bent back, progress was annihilated, and he was mazed with futility.
    Chapter 24 (68% in)
  • The carpenter created communistic states, while Sondelius, proclaiming that he did not care whether he worked under socialism or an emperor so long as he could bully people into being well, annihilated tuberculosis and by dawn had cancer fleeing.
    Chapter 17 (98% in)
  • At noon, when lawyers appeared and the tenants were in new flats commandeered by Martin, the wreckers set fire to the lower stories, and in half an hour the buildings had been annihilated.
    Chapter 24 (35% in)

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