the ravages of


: destruction or damage caused by (something)
the ravages of war/disease
sometimes used figuratively
Her face showed the ravages of time.

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Recent Examples on the Web Angela Barrett lost her father twice: First, during her childhood in Miami-Dade, when the ravages of schizophrenia robbed him of his mental acuity, and again, decades later, when state mental health administrators assigned him to the same bedroom as a man who once sliced his own mother’s throat. Carol Marbin Miller, Miami Herald, 3 May 2024 Morton-Hayward is primarily working toward understanding how these brains survive the ravages of time, with at least four preservation mechanisms at play. Katie Hunt, CNN, 25 Mar. 2024 An installation of a crying mountain symbolized the ravages of climate change. Suhasini Raj Atul Loke, New York Times, 25 Oct. 2023 That’s finally changing, with the market’s gains outpacing the ravages of inflation sufficiently to push real stock valuations close to a new peak, according to calculations by Robert J. Shiller, the Yale professor and Nobel laureate in economics. Jeff Sommer, New York Times, 5 Apr. 2024 Even housing policy can be brought to bear on this crisis: funds to help people strengthen their homes against the ravages of extreme weather, remove mold, and improve indoor air quality can all help reduce exposures to immune irritants. Kari Nadeau, STAT, 4 Apr. 2024 Encinitas is the latest area in San Diego County to face the ravages of the invasive beetle, which was discovered in traps in San Ysidro in 2011, and confirmed as a breeding population in San Diego in 2015. Barbara Henry, San Diego Union-Tribune, 31 Mar. 2024 Working out how best to protect local communities from the ravages of storms and sea level rise depends crucially on tools developed by the USGS and local research organizations, including the San Francisco Estuary Institute, Hamilton said. Eli Ramos, The Mercury News, 31 Jan. 2024 As metro Detroit attempts to begin shaking off the ravages of winter, this first March weekend finds multiple opportunities to enjoy the arts locally. Duante Beddingfield, Detroit Free Press, 1 Mar. 2024

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