It is certain that even thirty years ago this was a definite and soul-destroying fact.
For you, you who seek for your poor child a soul-destroying infidel as teacher.
Fear, corroding, soul-destroying fear, had found a footing there.
Put to death in me the soul-destroying passions of the body.
Certainly not; it is only a means of filling up the soul-destroying hours of garrison service.
Always protect, guard, and keep me from soul-destroying words and deeds.
There is no despotism on earth so soul-destroying to the artist: it is baser and more degrading than anything known in Russia.
Multitudes of people of all classes are believers in this soul-destroying doctrine.
The adventurous spirits who had started this rank and soul-destroying heresy of hope even beyond the grave were few in number.
So these heathen systems have their grain of truth, but they are false and soul-destroying all the same.