Ruin


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Ruin

The remains of something destroyed or demolished.
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I will join you when I have searched this old ruin from top to bottom, and found the gold, or found that there is none.
The fabulous wealth of the fabled city had been almost constantly in his mind since Waziri had recounted the strange adventures of the former expedition which had stumbled upon the vast ruins by chance.
It was not the first time she had stolen away to the ruin at night-time, when the whole plantation slept; but she never before had been there with a heart so nearly broken.
Not once did she look back upon the ruin that brooded like a huge monster--a black spot in the darkness that enveloped it.
I am willing to help rebuild your fortune, but I will not be an accomplice in the ruin of others.
You will ruin yourself, and you will ruin me," Da Souza moaned.
We are not going to follow the worthy old stockbroker through those last pangs and agonies of ruin through which he passed before his commercial demise befell.
Our laborer can do nothing but get drunk like a pig, and when he's drunk he ruins everything you give him.
He was instantly obeyed, the Mohicans leading the Narrangansetts within the ruin, whither the whole party repaired with the most guarded silence.
A mile or two above Eberbach we saw a peculiar ruin projecting above the foliage which clothed the peak of a high and very steep hill.
Whenever those states which have been acquired as stated have been accustomed to live under their own laws and in freedom, there are three courses for those who wish to hold them: the first is to ruin them, the next is to reside there in person, the third is to permit them to live under their own laws, drawing a tribute, and establishing within it an oligarchy which will keep it friendly to you.
I managed to make out the road by means of occasional ruins of its villas and fences and lamps, and so presently I got out of this spate and made my way to the hill going up towards Roehampton and came out on Putney Common.