*: The Veian and the Gabian towers shall fall, / And one promiscuous ruin cover all; / Nor, after length of years, a stone betray / The place where once the very ruins lay.
*: The labour of a day will not build up a virtuous habit on the ruins of an old and vicious character.
: ux|en|The monastery has fallen into ruin.
: ux|en|Gambling has been the ruin of many.
*: The errors of young men are the ruin of business.
*: The Bat—they called him the Bat.nb.... He...played a lone hand,nb.... Most lone wolves had a moll at any rate—women were their ruin—but if the Bat had a moll, not even the grapevine telegraph could locate her.
*: His ruin startled the other steeds.
: ux|en|the ruin of a ship or an army; nowrap|the ruin of a constitution or a government; nowrap|the ruin of health or hopes
*: Ruin seize thee, ruthless king!
*: In one way, indeed, he bade fair to ruin us; for he kept on staying week after week, and at last month after month, so that all the money had been long exhausted...
: He ruined his new white slacks by accidentally spilling oil on them.
*: By the fireside there are old men seated, / Seeling ruined cities in the ashes.
: My car breaking down just as I was on the road ruined my vacation.
: He was an emotional wreck after the death of his wife.
*: To the fair haven of my native home, / The wreck of what I was, fatigued I come.
*: the wreck of matter and the crush of worlds
*: Hard and obstinate / As is a rock amidst the raging floods, / Gainst which a ship, of succour desolate, / Doth suffer wreck, both of herself and goods.
*: Its intellectual life was thus able to go on amidst the wreck of its political life.
: He wrecked the car in a collision.
: That adulterous hussy wrecked my marriage!
*: Supposing that they saw the kings ship wrecked.
*: Weak and envied, if they should conspire, / They wreck themselves.