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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishravagesrav‧ag‧es /ˈrævɪdʒɪz/ noun literary   the ravages of something
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ravagesDoubtless photography is making the same ravages on this side of the Channel as it is with us.Perhaps she chose to save herself from what she foresaw as the ravages of vengeance.Quarterback John Elway, 36, continues to defy the ravages of time.His skin was unmarked, unlined; the flesh of youth, untouched by time or the ravages of experience.Bureaucracy was also a necessary evil to cope with the ravages of war.She was beautiful - painfully thin, but beautiful, even with the ravages of drug abuse drawing her face.The ravages of the Napoleonic Wars hit the merchant guilds particularly hard.
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