[ UK /dɪstɹˈɔ‍ɪd/ ]
[ US /dɪˈstɹɔɪd/ ]
  1. spoiled or ruined or demolished
    war left many cities destroyed
    Alzheimer's is responsible for her destroyed mind
  2. destroyed physically or morally
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How To Use destroyed In A Sentence

  • There had been formerly on the pathways of Dardilly calvaries built by pious forebears; destroyed on order of the revolutionary proconsul of Lyon, the famous Fouché, the crosses lay in the grass. Archive 2008-03-09
  • The Temple to the Hebrew God YHVH, built by King David, was destroyed and much of the Jewish population (Jew comes from the word Judah, one of the 12 tribes) were deported to Babylon, known to Jews as the Babylonian captivity. On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...
  • The structure that was destroyed was a barn used for foaling mares and prepping yearlings.
  • Often the burial site is destroyed, or there is a differential representation of habitats.
  • It was a marriage and a lifestyle that almost destroyed him.
  • Delvile, by which her own goodness proved the source of her defamation: and though something still hung upon her mind that destroyed that firm confidence she had hitherto felt in the friendship of Mr Monckton, she held it utterly unjust to condemn him without proof, which she was not more unable to procure, than to satisfy herself with any reason why so perfidiously he should calumniate her. Cecilia
  • A rail system can reroute traffic around destroyed tracks, repair sections of damaged rail, or even transfer freight from boxcars to trucks.
  • Obj. 2: Further, filiation, which is said of a man as being the son of someone, his father or his mother, depends, in a way, on him: because the very being of a relation consists _in being referred to another; _ wherefore if one of two relatives be destroyed, the other is destroyed also. Summa Theologica, Part III (Tertia Pars) From the Complete American Edition
  • His escape meant that he had to be figuratively executed, with the result that the people, ideas, and culture associated with him were outlawed and destroyed in his stead.
  • It destroyed his tenor voice and his familiar cracked, husky tones took over. Times, Sunday Times
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