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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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Numerology

  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. Mohammed Abdullah:

    Our business and means for living are in ruins now.

  2. 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.

  3. George Washington:

    Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.

  4. Lee Hsien Loong:

    We have to lock up people, without trial, whether they are communists, whether they are language chauvinists, whether they are religious extremists. If you don't do that, the country would be in ruins.

  5. Tom Everett:

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

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