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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. Kate Mara:

    We were both so nervous, i was nervous that it was going to happen again, you know ? So it just ruins the excitement. I shouldn't be too excited.

  2. Dan Shea:

    With Trump in the whole way, I can not come up with a scenario where the Republicans can get through this, either he bails and he takes his supporters with him. Or he stays and ruins the brand.

  3. 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.

  4. Abdulwahab Sheko:

    We are Muslim, but we are not like ISIS Muslims, we take care of these Christian ruins. We respect them. We respect humanity.

  5. Tom Everett:

    I guess this ruins our chance for dinner saturday night, huh?

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