ruinous


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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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His only hope was to plead again with May, and on the day before his departure he walked with her to the ruinous garden of the Spanish Mission.
Jo lives--that is to say, Jo has not yet died--in a ruinous place known to the like of him by the name of Tom-all-Alone's.
We arrived home again finally, after a ten-mile excursion, and the irrepressible muleteers scampered at our heels through the main street, goading the donkeys, shouting the everlasting "Sekki-yah," and singing "John Brown's Body" in ruinous English.
In August he was at Smolensk and thought only of how to advance farther, though as we now see that advance was evidently ruinous to him.
I suspect that the strongest proof of their existence was the gloomy and ruinous look of the house, which was one of the oldest in the village, and the only one that was for rent there.
The longer the war, the more ruinous the burden which your country and mine will have to bear.
A most ruinous state of things for a morbid, spoilt girl like Rose," said Mrs.
If the Prince had not a temper, and if they were not playing for such ruinous points, I would entertain them all with these delightful confidences.
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.
When he had repeated this shout a dozen times, and startled every pigeon from its slumbers, a door in one of the ruinous old buildings opened, and a rough voice demanded what was amiss now, that a man couldn't even have his sleep in quiet.
He was about to throw himself on the ground, and make one struggle for his young life, when he saw that they stood before a solitary house: all ruinous and decayed.
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".
He said: "We cannot allow steel to be dumped all over the world at less than the price of production which is so ruinous to highly skilled communities like this.
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.
It is true that many young men who joined the forces when there were no suitable jobs should be compensated for being sent into ruinous wars, then being abandoned by glory-seeking ministers, to rebuild their shattered lives.