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in ruins meaning

  "in ruins" in a sentence
  • [American slang]
    in a state of destruction. (Typically: be ~; lay ~; leave something ~.)
      The enemy army left the cities they attacked in ruins.
      The crops laid in ruins after the f lood.

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  1. an earthquake left the whole town in ruins.
  2. the city is now in ruins.
  3. i cannot conceive of such a thing as genoa in ruins.
  4. a city is laid in ruins.
  5. they saw by the light of the moon that part of the city lay in ruins.

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