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  1. ruins

    Ruins are the remains of a building, structure, or site that has been damaged or destroyed, often as a result of age, neglect, or violence. They may have historical, architectural, or cultural significance.

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  1. Ruins

    Ruins are the remains of human-made architecture: structures that were once complete, as time went by, have fallen into a state of partial or complete disrepair, due to lack of maintenance or deliberate acts of destruction. Natural disaster, war and depopulation are the most common root causes, with many structures becoming progressively derelict over time due to long-term weathering and scavenging. There are famous ruins all over the world, from ancient sites in China, the Indus valley and Judea to Zimbabwe in Africa, ancient Greek, Egyptian and Roman sites in the Mediterranean basin, and Incan and Mayan sites in the Americas. Ruins are of great importance to historians, archaeologists and anthropologists, whether they were once individual fortifications, places of worship, houses and utility buildings, or entire villages, towns and cities. Many ruins have become UNESCO World Heritage Sites in recent years, to identify and preserve them as areas of outstanding value to humanity.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. ruins

    1. The hope of the ancient yesterday. 2. Absolute proof that the world of dreams, like the planet earth, is round. (Ruins are chiefly notable for the number of enlightened liars, called archeologists, they produce.)

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ruins in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ruins in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of ruins in a Sentence

  1. Ibrahim Mahmoud:

    It is in ruins. There has been no progress at all, there is no mayor and no local council. People are losing billions of dinars in lost business and property every year, they don't know who to turn to.

  2. Anita Loos:

    The people I'm furious with are the Women's Liberationists. They keep getting up on soapboxes and proclaiming women are brighter than men. That's true, but it should be kept quiet or it ruins the whole racket.

  3. So I Married an Axe Murderer:

    Charlie Woman... woe-man... whoooa-man. She was a thief, you got to believe, she stole my heart and my cat. Judy, Betty, Josie and those hot Pussycats... they made me horny, on Saturday morning... girls of cartoo-ins will leave me in ruins... I want to to be Betty's Barney. Jane... get me off this crazy thing... called love.

  4. Max Stern:

    He was a wonderful student, he was doing so well at Amherst and In a six week period time his life was in complete ruins.

  5. Romanian Proverb:

    Abundance, like want, ruins many.

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