[ UK /ɹˈuːɪnd/ ]
[ US /ˈɹuənd, ˈɹuɪnd/ ]
  1. brought to ruin
    after the revolution the aristocracy was finished
    the unsuccessful run for office left him ruined politically and economically
  2. destroyed physically or morally
  3. doomed to extinction
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How To Use ruined In A Sentence

  • These intagli would be interesting relics for collectors of such flotsam and jetsam of a ruined dynasty. Pickle the Spy; Or, the Incognito of Prince Charles
  • By the way, my husband's theory is that Mexicans put chile on everything because their tastebuds are ruined from so many years of such "picante" food that nothing tastes like anything to them without chile. Something I just can't get used to
  • He flapped up to his apartment in his ruined shoes, found his keys in the bottom of the buff envelope. THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS
  • Then, the bubble burst and thousands of investors were ruined.
  • People would be pissed if the gimmick is ruined but it's not like the movie would stop. The Latest Gimmick: Last Call, an Interactive Horror Movie, Will Phone You During the Film | /Film
  • With its rock towers and domes, the mountain looked like a vast ruined fortress. Times, Sunday Times
  • I want to walk along a tropical beach at sunset or ramble through a ruined temple at sunrise.
  • This is a delicate equilibrium balance that can easily be ruined.
  • As we reported in 2008, the old ballroom floor had been ruined by leaks and could not be saved. Times, Sunday Times
  • Additionally, I ruined it by spending the entirety of my meal making promises to myself of a tomorrow full of extra situps and a bowlful of lettuce for lunch.
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