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Definition of Ruin

Ruin

  1. The act of falling or tumbling down; fall.
  2. Such a change of anything as destroys it, or entirely defeats its object, or unfits it for use; destruction; overthrow; as, the ruin of a ship or an army; the ruin of a constitution or a government; the ruin of health or hopes.
  3. That which is fallen down and become worthless from injury or decay; as, his mind is a ruin; especially, in the plural, the remains of a destroyed, dilapidated, or desolate house, fortress, city, or the like.
  4. The state of being dcayed, or of having become ruined or worthless; as, to be in ruins; to go to ruin.
  5. That which promotes injury, decay, or destruction.
  6. To bring to ruin; to cause to fall to pieces and decay; to make to perish; to bring to destruction; to bring to poverty or bankruptcy; to impair seriously; to damage essentially; to overthrow.
  7. To fall to ruins; to go to ruin; to become decayed or dilapidated; to perish.

Ruin Quotations

It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
Warren Buffett

Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.
Miguel de Cervantes

The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.
Ernest Hemingway

It is the eye of other people that ruin us. If I were blind I would want, neither fine clothes, fine houses or fine furniture.
Benjamin Franklin

It is difficult to make our material condition better by the best law, but it is easy enough to ruin it by bad laws.
Theodore Roosevelt
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Ruin Translations

ruin in Danish is ruinere
ruin in French is ruinez, ruinons, ruine, mort, ruinent
ruin in German is Ruine, Ruin, ruinieren, verderben
ruin in Italian is viziare, rovina, rovinare
ruin in Latin is everto, perdo, eversio, pessum dare, letum, attero
ruin in Spanish is averiarse, ruina, arruinar

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