laying waste

  1. destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined
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  • It was about laying waste enemy territory, about the pursuit of a retreating army, about sieges.
  • Babylon's aggression is portrayed as a hot wind that will blow across Judah, rendering fruitful land barren and laying waste to cities.
  • One question: Besides the thoughts of nuking Iran or otherwise laying waste to those muslim "scums", have any of us patriotic freedom, democracy and liberty loving people thought of doing something else instead? Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion
  • The story centers around Umbriel, a mysterious floating city that appears over the land, laying waste to all sentient life in its path and raising the bodies of the fallen to build an army of the undead. The Infernal City: An Elder Scrolls Novel by Greg Keyes – review
  • So in the summer of 431, a Spartan army invaded Attica, laying waste to Acharnai, a rural deme to the north-west of Athens, within sight of the city walls.
  • * We also saw it with AFSCME president Gerry McEntee compliantly endorsing Rahm Emanuel for Chicago Mayor, despite Emanuel consistently laying waste to organized labor's basic agenda. David Sirota: Thank You Sir, May I Have Another: Labor Leaders Destroy Their Own Ability to Influence Democrats
  • In the neighborhood of Mount Erymanthus, in Arcadia, there lived, in those far-off days, a savage boar that was in the habit of sallying forth from his lair and laying waste the country round about, nor had any man been able to capture or restrain him. Young Folks Treasury, Volume 2 (of 12)
  • They came from all directions, laying waste to the colony, reaving its people with merciless precision. Reap the Whirlwind
  • Imagine yourself, you might, or you would hope, that you would be as a post-apocalyptic pioneer, a world entirely offroad, imagine jeeps with unlimited fuel and an oasis of shade, imagine yourself with a weapon strapped to your back, gathering supplies from the departed, making a fortress from a cave, laying waste to anyone waking up decrepid. In The Digging
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