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Remnants, especially of something that has been destroyed
“The five explorers carefully crept through the ruins, past tall stone monoliths, and crumbled walls.”
A quantity left over when other parts have been completed, used, or dealt with
An area or place where devastation or disaster has occurred
Great destruction or damage
An object surviving from an earlier time, especially one of historical interest
Irregularly torn pieces of cloth, paper, or other material
Plural for the act or state of destroying or being destroyed, especially completely
“The momentum of the building's ruin gathers and accelerates, blowing out beams as everything crumples toward the ground.”
Plural for the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective,
“A lack of dedication and commitment would ultimately bring about his ruin.”
Plural for a cause of misfortune or misery
“His lack of self-confidence has been his ruin.”
Plural for the disastrous disintegration of someone's life
“The court case has also spelled ruin for Whiteman, who will likely lose his job as head of the company.”
To completely destroy or devastate
“The miners feared that the explosion would ruin the salt mine and destroy their livelihood.”
To reduce to a state of poverty
“Dreverhaven seemingly hinders him at every turn, trying to break his will and ruin him financially.”
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