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Ruin Ru"in, n. [OE. ruine, F. ruine, fr. L. ruina, fr. ruere,
rutum, to fall with violence, to rush or tumble down.]
1. The act of falling or tumbling down; fall. [Obs.] ``His
ruin startled the other steeds.' --Chapman.
2. Such a change of anything as destroys it, or entirely
defeats its object, or unfits it for use; destruction;
overthrow; as, the ruin of a ship or an army; the ruin of
a constitution or a government; the ruin of health or
hopes. ``Ruin seize thee, ruthless king!' --Gray.
3. That which is fallen down and become worthless from injury
or decay; as, his mind is a ruin; especially, in the
plural, the remains of a destroyed, dilapidated, or
desolate house, fortress, city, or the like.
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. --Addison.
The labor of a day will not build up a virtuous
habit on the ruins of an old and vicious character.
4. The state of being dcayed, or of having become ruined or
worthless; as, to be in ruins; to go to ruin.
5. That which promotes injury, decay, or destruction.
The errors of young men are the ruin of business.
Syn: Destruction; downfall; perdition; fall; overthrow;
subversion; defeat; bane; pest; mischief.
- ruin value
(ruinenwert) is the concept
that a building
such that if it eventually
collapsed, it would leave behind
- plunder ransack
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- the ruin (Руїна) is a historical
term that was introduced
by the cossack chronicle writer
uk:Величко Самійло Васильович , samiylo velychko
- ruin rural
district. (دهستان روئين. is a rural district
(dehestan) in the central district
of esfarayen county
, north khorasan province
- its ruined church
and its former fishpond
are still visible
some other examples
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it was revealed
was, in fact, the villain named
ruin, who had been targeting
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- ruin is the second album
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ruin is a german
art rock band, which
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- warrior's lair (working title: ruin) was an action
role-playing game set in a medieval fantasy setting being developed
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