Sentence Examples


  • It was finally destroyed by Glendower, was a "ruinous building" when seen by Leland (1536) and has since wholly disappeared.
  • The ancient chapel adjoining, also ruinous, was a burial-place of the Murrays.
  • Briihl must therefore be held wholly responsible for the ruinous policy which destroyed the position of Saxony in Germany between 1733 and 1763; for the mistaken ambition which led Frederick Augustus II.
  • Under these circumstances the narrowing of the band is paid for at a ruinous price, and the arrangement must be condemned altogether.
  • Gradually growing more or less ruinous it was acquired by government in 1855, repaired, strengthened and converted into a Tay defence, mounting several heavy guns.