What does the word obliteration mean?

  • To wipe out of existence.

Usage examples for obliteration

  1. Such was the commencement of the great crisis in the history of the young Canadian nation- a crisis through which, if our sturdy forefathers had not pulled successfully, would have led to our gradual obliteration as a nation. – The Dominion in 1983 by Ralph Centennius
  2. In no place where our people have endured persecution, even though it may have been severe enough to cost the lives of some, has the work been abandoned, but in every place the weak, struggling congregation which faced obliteration at the fury of its enemy, has in the end increased, and today enjoys the blessing of growth in numbers and in the sympathy of the people. – Brazilian Sketches by T. B. Ray
  3. That object was the obliteration of the Venitian republic. – Monks, Popes, and their Political Intrigues by John Alberger

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