As former U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia Joseph Mussomeli put it, "Levi Strauss or the Gap could destroy this country on a whim."
Slingshots are used to launch birds to destroy pigs and their fortresses, not to shoot down the birds.
It means that feminism has gone from something that the right wants to destroy to something it wants to appropriate.
Hitler made it clear that it was his sacred mission to destroy the Jews.
But I think powerful, long friendships often are elastic enough to incorporate envy into them, and not destroy the friendship.
I assume 85 that you are a gentleman and will not destroy my letter.
Nothing but the hand of man could destroy what he was destroying; but his hand shrank not, and it was done.
Why did he fill the world with his own children, knowing that he would have to destroy them?
They want their own poor way, and destroy the work of their hands by the sound of their tongues.
They burn, they destroy the dwellings in which he has taken up his abode.
early 13c., from Old French destruire (12c., Modern French détruire) "destroy, ravage, lay waste," from Vulgar Latin *destrugere (source of Italian distruggere), refashioned (influenced by destructus), from Latin destruere "tear down, demolish," literally "un-build," from de- "un-, down" (see de-) + struere "to pile, build" (see structure (n.)). Related: Destroyed; destroying.