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to destroy completely as or as if by conquering

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cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly

overwhelm or overpower

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Most of our Devastator [torpedo bomber] squadron, Torpedo Six, had been destroyed during the morning mission.
Sure enough, according to [24], the visual control is better indicated for a better appreciation of the devastators. The visual observations allowed identifying 6 species of aphids which can settle in the form of colonies on the seedlings of chickpea Flip 90/13C and of the lentil Mefropule and 4 species on seedlings of chickpea Flip 93/93 and of the lentil Syrie.
[T]hey prefer public recognition as conservators, rather than as devastators, of a basic resource.").
Smyths Toys' top tips for this year's Christmas toys include both old and new and they are predicting Transformers Devastator will be a hit with young boys around the country.
His men, indeed, are only a cut above quastatori ("devastators"), peasants hired to lay waste an enemy's territory, and are thus perfectly expendable (Murphy 2007).
The author claims that the TBD Devastators were old and sluggish at the onset of war; they were sluggish all right--but not old.
Finally, the General Assembly made an official announcement: Pastors who teach that the author of Genesis is not Moses are devastators. They damage the authority not only of the books of Moses but also all the books.
to find a modus vivendi which converts us from being devastators into partners with respect to nature".
Calloway and "The Dusky Devastators of the Depression!!!!!!").
The Devastators of the Lexington's torpedo squadron VT-2 dropped to 100 feet, slowed, and released their Mark XIII torpedoes, which worked perfectly.
This time round, they've teamed up with Ian Watkins from UK Nu Metalheads and Top 20 devastators Lostprophets on Still Inside - a genre-uniting slice of hard-hop and dark punk which could do for the nu metal scene what Rage Against The Machine did for grunge.
The part on the Battle of Midway goes into great detail on how and why the Devastators ended up attacking the Japanese without fighter cover, and how they almost missed the Japanese fleet altogether.
From the deck of the Akagi, a Japanese sailor watched the distant approach of the hapless Devastators. "The distant wings flashed in the sun," he remembered.
"We hold everyone's lives in our hands," said Mineman 3rd Class Jonathan Chiles, of USS Devastator (MCM 6).
* Demonstrate the effect of the attacks of this devastator on the limb physiology.