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destruction

noun abolition, annihilation, breakkng down, collapse, consumption, decimation, demolishment, demolition, devastation, eradication, extinction, extirpation, nullification, obliteration, perdition, ruin, ruination, tearing down, undoing
Associated concepts: destruction of business, destruction of records, total destruction, willful destruction
Foreign phrases: Res periit domino.A thing which has been destroyed is lost to its owner.
See also: abatement, abolition, assassination, calamity, catastrophe, consumption, damage, debacle, defacement, defeat, deterioration, detriment, dispatch, dissolution, fatality, havoc, killing, misfortune, mortality, murder, pillage, prostration, rescision, shambles, spoliation, subversion, termination
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After all, severe penalties, including the possibility of jail time, are at stake for those involved in the destruction of relevant documents.
A central and difficult issue surrounding otherwise sound retention policies is determining how and what records must be held from destruction.
Luke places Jesus' prediction of the destruction of the temple in context as the beginning of his teaching about the utter destruction of Jerusalem (vv.
Jesus' prophecy of destruction, of wars, of earthquakes and famines, and of persecution for those who proclaim the name of Jesus puts all of these events in context.
In Lhasa, the destruction seems much more tragic because, in the West, we have now (on the whole, and with very many scandalous exceptions), learned to respect what we have inherited.
An important case in point involves the several destructions (some thirteen in all) that are supposed to have taken place in Anatolia around 1200 B.

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