ruins

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Ruin \Ru"in\, noun [OE. ruine, F. ruine, fr. L. ruina, fr. ruere, rutum, to fall with violence, to rush or tumble down.]

1. The act of falling or tumbling down; fall. [Obs.] "His ruin startled the other steeds." --Chapman.

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. "Ruin seize thee, ruthless king!" --Gray.

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.

The Veian and the Gabian towers shall fall, And one promiscuous ruin cover all; Nor, after length of years, a stone betray The place where once the very ruins lay. --Addison.

The labor of a day will not build up a virtuous habit on the ruins of an old and vicious character. --Buckminster.

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.

The errors of young men are the ruin of business. --Bacon.

Syn: Destruction; downfall; perdition; fall; overthrow; subversion; defeat; bane; pest; mischief.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Ruin \Ru"in\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Ruined};p. pr. & vb. n. {Ruining}.] [Cf. F. ruiner, LL. ruinare. See {Ruin}, noun] 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.

this mortal house I'll ruin. --Shak.

By thee raised, I ruin all my foes. --Milton.

The eyes of other people are the eyes that ruin us. --Franklin.

By the fireside there are old men seated, Seeling ruined cities in the ashes. --Longfellow.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Ruin \Ru"in\, verb (used without an object) To fall to ruins; to go to ruin; to become decayed or dilapidated; to perish. [R.]

Though he his house of polished marble build, Yet shall it ruin like the moth's frail cell. --Sandys.

If we are idle, and disturb the industrious in their business, we shall ruin the faster. --Locke.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

ruin

noun

1: an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction; "you have brought ruin on this entire family" [syn: {ruin}, {ruination}]

2: a ruined building; "they explored several Roman ruins"

3: the process of becoming dilapidated [syn: {dilapidation}, {ruin}]

4: an event that results in destruction [syn: {ruin}, {ruination}]

5: failure that results in a loss of position or reputation [syn: {downfall}, {ruin}, {ruination}]

6: destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined [syn: {laying waste}, {ruin}, {ruining}, {ruination}, {wrecking}]

verb

1: destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up" [syn: {destroy}, {ruin}]

2: destroy or cause to fail; "This behavior will ruin your chances of winning the election"

3: reduce to bankruptcy; "My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!"; "The slump in the financial markets smashed him" [syn: {bankrupt}, {ruin}, {break}, {smash}]

4: reduce to ruins; "The country lay ruined after the war"

5: deprive of virginity; "This dirty old man deflowered several young girls in the village" [syn: {deflower}, {ruin}]

6: fall into ruin


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President Barack Obama

Barack Obama, I thought you were supposed to be THE MOST OPEN and TRANSPARENT administration by all reasonable measures. You disappoint me with this TPP. You are NOT OPEN and TRANSPARENT. I know every phone call you make for every citizen without a warrant right now period. Constitutional scholar. Ubiquitous surveillance. Your CIVIL RIGHTS have been trampled upon. I know everyone you call. I know everyone you e-mail. I have your internet under surveillance. We provide the phone companies and ISPs with retroactive immunity around here. They don't mind cooperating with us. They are compelled by law to keep our arrangement a secret. What are they supposed to say? Your meta-data is PRIVATE. Who you talk to when and for how long is PRIVATE. Barack Obama, you have violated the PRIVACY of everyone who uses a telephone without a warrant that is based on probable cause. That is an abuse of power. I am calling it like it is. You are a charming and affable fellow but you screwed us. Don't give us this "It's just metadata" bullshit. It's every telephone relationship of every citizen updated every 24 hours period. I call a spade a spade.

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United States of America Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts

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Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

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