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destructive

[L. destructus, destroyed]
Causing ruin or destruction; the opposite of constructive.
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6) What has been most challenging to you while working in a profession where you are constantly exposed to human destructiveness and suffering?
A timeless novel, Persian Dreams by author and poet Maryam Tabibzadeh is the superbly crafted and engaging story of three people whose lives and struggles propel them through one hundred years of history in a country of everlasting poverty, continuous political struggle, and the destructiveness of war, Persian Dreams follows the diverse character setup of Talah, a woman striving for survival after the loss of her second husband, Baback, Talah's first son whose struggle with faith and religion becomes his greatest in the midst of a growing love affair, and Baback's daughter Nosha who relentlessly aims to escape the second-class citizenship forced onto the women of her country.
appears to exceed in destructiveness any which ever visited this country.
Equally, I was dismayed to read that the logging companies have not yet reached this Garden of Eden - man in his destructiveness will stop at nothing to attain finance and power at whatever cost.
memorialist impulse of Hope for Peace seems, if not quite complicit with the destructiveness implied by its very materials, then perhaps blind to the collusion of interests that has married capitalist production and military violence, and which Arman witnessed firsthand as a marine during the First Indochina War.
Just as the loss of dozens of friends to the AIDS epidemic scared my generation into safer sex, the visible destructiveness of speed finally seems to be persuading a new generation to exercise a little more caution about what they choose to ingest.
We're talking about wilful violence and destructiveness and so on.
Many who like to praise Martin Luther King are nonetheless going out of their way to evade the fundamental destructiveness of this war.
By planting a hedge or building a wall to block off the view of these roads, you can lessen its degree of destructiveness.
The site promises that AVIDD "will study the methods by which each of these and other domestic enemies operate and plan a strategy to neutralize their destructiveness.
It explores the destructiveness of a passionate affair and the cast bristles with grim brightness.