Destruction

De*struc"tion

(?), n. [L. destructio: cf. F. destruction. See Destroy.] 1. The act of destroying; a tearing down; a bringing to naught; subversion; demolition; ruin; slaying; devastation.
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The Jews smote all their enemies with the stroke of the sword, and slaughter, and destruction.
Esth. ix. 5.
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'Tis safer to be that which we destroy
Than by destruction dwell in doubtful joy.
Shak.
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Destruction of venerable establishment.
Hallam.
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2. The state of being destroyed, demolished, ruined, slain, or devastated.
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This town came to destruction.
Chaucer.
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Thou castedst them down into destruction.
Ps. lxxiii. 18.
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2. A destroying agency; a cause of ruin or of devastation; a destroyer.
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The destruction that wasteth at noonday.
Ps. xci. 6.

Syn. -- Demolition; subversion; overthrow; desolation; extirpation; extinction; devastation; downfall; extermination; havoc; ruin.
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