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Sample sentences for the GRE study word demolition

demolition can be used as a noun

1.Oliver had not been within the walls of the workhouse a quarter of an hour, and had scarcely completed the demolition of a second slice of bread, when Mr. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
2.It may be of use to demolish, but I distrust a demolition complicated with wrath.. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
3.Either he dodged, however, or my aim was inaccurate for all I accomplished was the demolition of the crystal which protected the dial of the clock upon the mantelpiece. - from The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Various
4.It is true that this termination of the shore was hidden from sight by a heap of rubbish six or seven feet in height, produced by some demolition or other. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
5.Waterloo, by cutting short the demolition of European thrones by the sword, had no other effect than to cause the revolutionary work to be continued in another direction. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
6.This could only be the head of a column and of what column The attacking column, evidently the sappers charged with the demolition of the barricade must always precede the soldiers who are to scale it. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
7.Certain demolitions take place, and it is well that they do, but on condition that they are followed by reconstructions. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
8.In consequence of demolitions and reconstructions, the Paris of his youth, that Paris which he bore away religiously in his memory, is now a Paris of days gone by. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

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