Destructive in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Destructive

Causing destruction; damaging. | Causing breakdown or disassembly. | (computing) Lossy; causing irreversible change.

Short Example Sentence for Destructive

  • 1. Fuller, Thomas, on destructive fieldmice, 208, 209. 🔊
  • 2. Annual Loss Occasioned by Destructive Insects. 🔊
  • 3. He is more destructive to walnut and plum than the curculio. 🔊
  • 4. Davenport muttered something about the destructive effects of shaped charges. 🔊

How to use Destructive in a Sentence?

  • 1. Separations of this kind are often destructive of the old family relationships. 🔊
  • 2. In other words, the destructive side of criticism is purely a subsidiary affair. 🔊
  • 3. In the meantime the hook-and-ladder companies were plying their glorious and destructive trade. 🔊
  • 4. It promised to be more destructive than the others, but that was drawing a rather narrow line. 🔊
  • 5. Potatoes are attacked by two species of insects, both destructive unless held in check. 🔊
  • 6. The canker-worms and the destructive tent-caterpillars also cause the death of many fruit trees. 🔊
  • 7. The larva also lives in rotten wood; it is too scarce ever to prove very destructive in houses. 🔊
  • 8. A destructive fire, a few years ago, greatly damaged these and also the fabric of the church. 🔊
  • 9. From the very heart of war there issues this mighty protest of life against the destructive force of death. 🔊
  • 10. Indeed they are so destructive to the farmer's crops, that he kills them in self-defence. 🔊
  • 11. Indeed, a much shorter distance than that was desirable if the torpedo was to accomplish its most destructive purpose. 🔊
  • 12. That competition tends to drain the sources of consumption, and urges production to a destructive activity? 🔊
  • 13. There they feed largely on the cotton boll-weevil, one of the most destructive of all insects, as we have seen. 🔊
  • 14. But these shocks and ruins are less destructive to us, than the stealthy power of other laws which act on us daily. 🔊
  • 15. One type of craft, however, proved a more destructive enemy of the submarine than even the destroyer. 🔊
  • 16. If his days were sapping his vigor and driving him to the verge of madness, his nights were periods of a far more destructive torture. 🔊
  • 17. On most streams destructive floods at certain seasons and low waters at others interfere with navigation during a considerable part of the year. 🔊
  • 18. The other day, having laid a mine, they seem to have used one of their own cruisers to test its destructive power. 🔊
  • 19. But they certainly are not likely to be more destructive than they who call themselves Conservatives; for these have left nothing to be destroyed. 🔊
  • 20. During the civil war, with its changing fronts, evacuations assumed a more feverish and consequently a still more destructive character. 🔊
  • 21. This speech zone acts as a whole, and many disorders of speech may arise from destructive lesions within its limits. 🔊
  • 22. It may be summed up as a happy alternation of destructive fires and vigorous priors, aided by munificent archbishops and master masons of genius. 🔊
  • 23. The boll worm is most destructive in the south-western states, where the damage done is said to vary from 2 to 60% of the crop. 🔊
  • 24. Yet, terribly destructive as these U-boats were, the number which were operating simultaneously in this and in other fields was never very large. 🔊
  • 25. The French army had not been demoralized by defeat, or wearied by long inaction, or sapped by destructive propaganda. 🔊
  • 26. This illustration immediately makes it clear why the Allied submarine itself was the most destructive enemy of the German submarine. 🔊
  • 27. Incomparably more destructive to the small German princes have been the Hohenzollerns than the Bonapartes. 🔊
  • 28. Even if it had been written in the time of Albert the Good, he would have rent it with the destructive dagger of a phrase. 🔊
  • 29. Multiply these horns over the surface of the body, lessen their size, and crown them with hairs, and we have our Io moth, so destructive to corn. 🔊
  • 30. This is a hard, wearing, dry climate, which, though preferable to Hindostan, is destructive to the weak and sickly. 🔊
  • 31. Every such person should first ask himself whether his objection might not be retorted, or the shaft be hurled back with destructive force at the assailant. 🔊
  • 32. Folding this up and getting it into a sack meant to contain it only when dry, was a long operation, trying to the temper and very destructive to the finger-nails. 🔊
  • 33. The destructive character of the dolphin amongst the various tribes of fish is not lessened when we examine its formidable jaws studded with an immense number of interlocking teeth. 🔊
  • 34. The conditions of literary success are almost destructive of the best social power, as they do not leave that frolic liberty which only can encounter a companion on the best terms. 🔊
  • 35. Especially is the theatre from time to time abused for being a destructive negation of art, in just as lively a fashion as it is declared at other times to be the sole realization of the artistic ideal. 🔊
  • 36. All of these are the results of destructive metabolism, and we must, therefore, conclude that destructive processes are seated in the cell substance. 🔊