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having the capability or effect of damaging irreparably

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extremely harmful

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causing injury or blight

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It was before this ruinous building that the worthy couple paused, as the first peal of distant thunder reverberated in the air, and the rain commenced pouring violently down.
The first part of her lewd life with the young gentleman at Colchester has so many happy turns given it to expose the crime, and warn all whose circumstances are adapted to it, of the ruinous end of such things, and the foolish, thoughtless, and abhorred conduct of both the parties, that it abundantly atones for all the lively description she gives of her folly and wickedness.
But the girl seldom failed to propose a removal to the garden, where Uncle Venner and the daguerreotypist had made such repairs on the roof of the ruinous arbor, or summer-house, that it was now a sufficient shelter from sunshine and casual showers.
So this oddly composed little social party used to assemble under the ruinous arbor.
Houses in twos and threes pass by us, solitary farms, ruinous buildings, dye-works, tanneries, and the like, open country, avenues of leafless trees.
Out of the open country, in again among ruinous buildings, solitary farms, dye-works, tanneries, and the like, cottages in twos and threes, avenues of leafless trees.
This old stone tower was very massive -- and rather ruinous, too, for it was Roman, and four hundred years old.
When they had reached the little moonlight glade, having in front the reverend, though ruinous chapel, and the rude hermitage, so well suited to ascetic devotion, Wamba whispered to Gurth,
Like him, those who complacently disregard overwhelming scientific concern over the ruinous impact we are having on our planet cling most to the status quo.
The ISIS, the so-called Islamic group, must know that such ruinous acts can never belong to Islam, the religion of peace.
DONALD Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital will have a ruinous impact on global peace prospect especially the Middle East.
Angela Burns AM, Welsh Conservative Shadow Secretary of Health, said: "It's clear from the data that alcohol is having a ruinous effect on many Welsh youngsters and the communities in which they live.
Baroness Altmann said: "Such costs would be ruinous for most private sector employers struggling to fix their defined pension deficits.
The Anfield Catacombs had been flanked by a large Anglican Chapel, but as with the Roman Catholic chapel this no longer survives and the catacombs "now stand in a ruinous state, fenced in with no public access".
The ruinous decisions of Gordon Brown must comprise the thickest book in economic history, but he is still offering lectures to the truly gullible on how to run an economy" - Writer Frederick Forsyth.