Muslim writers say, "When the locust swarms darken countries, they bear on their wings these Arabic words: We are God's host, each of us has ninety-nine eggs, and if we had a hundred, we should lay waste
the world, with all that is in it."
They spend hundreds of thousands of dollars in their assassination campaign, and all the while new terrorists shoot up airports, hijack planes and ships, and lay waste
A big communication campaign, including television commercials and advertisements in major newspapers and magazines, wasn't enough to erase from the public mind the picture of a company whose name is henceforth linked to pollution and profit maximization, to the point that it charters ships in pitiful condition with the potential to lay waste
to the environment.
We might ask whether judgment ("the LORD is about to lay waste
the earth and make it desolate," 24:1) is better than despair.
'Getting and spending we lay waste
our powers,' wrote Wordsworth.
As these millions of migrants cross and recross the United States' southern border, they rapidly lay waste
to any notion of "secure borders" in the demographic--and especially the cultural--sense.
It's pretty much like going on stage with one purpose: to lay waste
and destroy everything.
HURRICANE Ivan threatened to lay waste
to Cuba's tobacco fields last night after ravaging the Cayman Islands.
In foreign policy, we'd ordinarily expect to find GOP hawks standing up for America's interests, while dithering Democrats lay waste
their talents with Wilsonian skylarking.
A Birmingham councillor has called for a group of travellers to be evicted before they lay waste
to one of the city's showpiece parks.