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Overview page. Subjects: Law.

An offence under the Criminal Damage Act 1971 which goes further than damage. In practical terms it is unnecessary as it is not possible to destroy something without damaging it. A...

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destroy

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 31 words.

ahoy, alloy, Amoy, annoy, boy, buoy, cloy, coy, destroy, employ, enjoy, Hanoi, hoi polloi, hoy, Illinois, joy, koi,

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destroy

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 30 words.

ahoy, alloy, Amoy, annoy, boy, buoy, cloy, coy, destroy, employ, enjoy, Hanoi, hoi polloi, hoy, Illinois, joy, koi,

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destroy

Julia Cresswell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 19 words.

[ME]

The word destroy comes via Old French from Latin destruere, from de- (expressing reversal) and struere ‘build’.

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destroy

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

An offence under the Criminal Damage Act 1971 which goes further than damage. In practical terms it is unnecessary as it is not possible to destroy something without damaging it. A...

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destroying <i>adj</i>

David Crystal.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 6 words.

dɪˈstrǝɪɪn, -ɪŋ

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destroy <i>v.</i>

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 27 words.

to cover a wall or other object in graffiti.

2001 N. Macdonald Graffiti Subculture xi: Bomb, cane, destroy, kill: To

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Destroying Artworks

Marcus Rossberg.

in Art and Abstract Objects

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 8888 words.

This chapter investigates ways of destroying artworks, assuming they are abstract objects, or works of a particular artform, where they are assumed to be abstracta. If artworks are eternal,...

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Destroying Yemen

Isa Blumi.

January 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Asian History. 312 pages.

The objective of Destroying Yemen is to put South Arabia within a framework of analysis that permits new ways to explore the global transformations driven by “liberalism and market...

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search and destroy operations

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

In the Vietnam War, U.S. and South Vietnamese multi-battalion tactical operations in South Vietnam designed to find, encircle, and destroy large Vietcong and North Vietnamese Army units....

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The Right to Destroy

John G Sprankling.

in The International Law of Property

May 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public International Law; Private International Law and Conflict of Laws. 5715 words.

The right to destroy is an inherent component of the right to property. It has traditionally been called the jus abutendi: the right to consume, transform, and abuse. Today major legal...

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