Examples of ruinous in a Sentence
The house has fallen into a ruinous state.
a ruinous miscalculation of the financial markets left them bankrupt
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Businesses are desperate for a transition agreement to avoid an economically ruinous departure next March.
In North America, projections suggest that resorts close to the western seaboard, especially in California, face a ruinous loss of skiing days.
The extreme weather that brought record floods and ruinous wildfires to the United States in the last year is just a taste of what’s to come, new research shows.
The scourge of crystal meth, with its exploding labs and ruinous effect on teeth and skin, has been all but forgotten amid national concern over the opioid crisis.
And the already difficult negotiations over immigration and defense and nondefense spending levels could suddenly get tied into the possibility of an economically ruinous debt default.
The consequences of failing to do so can be ruinous.
Over the past decade, the EU has had to keep falling back on its ideals to survive economic and political storms, such as Greece’s ruinous debt, a refugee influx, and Poland’s attack on its independent judiciary.
Brideprice societies where wealth is unevenly distributed lend themselves to polygamy—which in turn inflates the price of brides, often to ruinous heights.
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