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Sample sentences for the GRE study word obliterate

obliterate can be used as a adj
obliterate can be used as a verb

1.I remained by the door, fearing to obliterate any clues. - from The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
2.It is what I tried to obliterate my crime. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
3.He wished as much as possible to obliterate the memory of the scenes that had taken place in Ireland and never alluded to them or suffered me to speak of my misfortunes. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
4.The letters were still legible, but it was perfectly clear from their blurred appearance, and from the staining of the skin round them, that efforts had been made to obliterate them. - from Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
5.Then, I said, we shall have to obliterate many obnoxious passages, beginning with the verses. - from The Republic by Plato
6.One winter, the rain-storms and the showers had taken a fancy to obliterate the S which terminated the first word, and the G which began the third this is what remained-. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
7.And through another winter they wandered on the obliterated trails of men who had gone before. - from The Call of the Wild by Jack London
8.Fauchelevent was obliterated and nothing was lacking. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
9.It was easy to tell that they had been before the others, because in places their marks had been entirely obliterated by the others coming upon the top of them. - from A Study In Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
10.Justine also was a girl of merit and possessed qualities which promised to render her life happy now all was to be obliterated in an ignominious grave, and I the caus. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
11.These inborn tendencies are never obliterated and seldom controlled to any great extent, and then only by individuals who have learned the power of the mind over the body. - from How to Analyze People on Sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
12.Lorry and at Defarge, some long obliterated marks of an actively intent intelligence in the middle of the forehead, gradually forced themselves through the black mist that had fallen on him. - from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
13.Had time equally but differently obliterated the memory of these migrations in narrator and listene. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
14."And I hope, also," he continued, sitting down in the rocking-chair, "that the cares of medical practice have not entirely obliterated the interest which you used to take in our little deductive problems.. - from Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
15."--any fancies, any reasons, any apprehensions, anything whatsoever, new or old, against the man she really loved--the direct responsibility thereof not lying on his head--they should all be obliterated for her sake. - from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

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