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Razing   /rˈeɪzɪŋ/   Listen

The event of a structure being completely demolished and leveled.  Synonym: wrecking.
Complete destruction of a building.  Synonyms: demolishing, leveling, tearing down.

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"Razing" Quotes from Famous Books

... people would not consider, or were reckless of the fact, that Pius was a devout Catholic as well as a liberal sovereign, and could not be expected to lend his aid to a project for stripping the papacy of all temporal power, if not for razing it to its foundations. The cries of expulsion and death to the Jesuits were also raised; and as that body, however obnoxious elsewhere, had given no offence at Rome, the Pope's sense of justice inclined him to protect them and to resist the ...
— The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 17 • Charles Francis Horne

... this mass will, it is believed, cause the world to topple over on its axis, so that the earth will be upset as an ant-heap overturned by a ploughshare. In that day the icebergs will come crunching against our proudest cities, razing them from off the face of the earth as though they were made of rotten blotting-paper. There is no respect now of Handel nor of Shakespeare; the works of Rembrandt and Bellini fossilise at the bottom of the sea. Grace, beauty, and wit, all that is precious in music, literature, and ...
— Selections from Previous Works - and Remarks on Romanes' Mental Evolution in Animals • Samuel Butler

Words linked to "Razing" :   wrecking, destruction, demolition, demolishing, wipeout, tearing down, raze, devastation

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