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annihilate
used in In Cold Blood

2 uses
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Definition
to completely destroy or defeat
  • How was it possible that such effort, such plain virtue, could overnight be reduced to this-smoke, thinning as it rose and was received by the big, annihilating sky?
    2 — Persons Unknown (3% in)
  • Staring at them, the perspiring entertainer at last understood their silence, for suddenly he knew that these were phantoms, the ghosts of the legally annihilated, the hanged, the gassed, the electrocuted-and in the same instant he realized that he was there to join them, that the gold-painted steps had led to a scaffold, that the platform on which he stood was opening beneath him.
    4 — The Corner (74% in)

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