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adjective bombed out
1(town/building) bombardeadothe bombed-out shell of the cathedral — las ruinas de la catedral bombardeada
- War-torn Germany is provocatively portrayed with bombed-out buildings and spontaneous marketplaces arising out of stark, rubble-lined streets.
- The mayor has likened Montreal to a bombed-out city, claiming parking lots ‘shamefully disfigure’ the city's downtown core.
- Although there has been a lot of development in the area, some of the same bombed-out buildings are still standing, just as they were 60 years ago.
- ‘It was basically 1,000 guys at the time living in a bombed-out building with no electricity, no plumbing and no bathrooms,’ the colonel says.
- And it is such a cold, unforgiving place that the symbolism of a bombed-out building is unavoidable.
- Bullet-pocked, bombed-out buildings line the way.
- A bombed-out building face at the back, battlefield wastes, as well an abandoned church: it felt like there was no way out for the cast or the audience.
- There's even a portrait of John - commissioned by the Italians - of him rescuing a young girl from a bombed-out building.
- We lived in the heart of the bombed-out city of Hull.
- Two empty-faced women, like bombed-out buildings themselves, stood near us, their eyes unfocused.
- But they won't find what they're really looking for in the bombed-out buildings of the city.
- We're finally reaching the stage where we can begin new construction, rather than just reconstruct bombed-out buildings.
- In that the mental, conceptual and technical voids were even more gaping and glaring than the physical ones in bombed-out cities.
- The exiles had trickled back; but, like evacuees returning to a bombed-out city, they found terrible ruin.
- There are plenty of bombed-out buildings, but they're interspersed.
- He returned to the bombed-out building twice a day for 17 days to get files and other things.
- During the war, when he was the most famous journalist in London, he had a series of affairs with refugee women living out the war in the bombed-out city.
- A glowing white ball of light appears amid the ruins of a bombed-out building.
- Personally I think some of these bombed-out buildings should be preserved, as memorials to their former inhabitants.
- He was a tipper truck driver first transporting shells and then debris cleared up from bombed-out towns and villages.
2slang(high on drugs)to be bombed out — estar colgado slang