- r in a ruinous manner or to a ruinous degree
ruinously high wages
- His father was irascible, witty, hard drinking and ruinously improvident; his mother, a devout Roman Catholic, helplessly watched her husband and family slide into near poverty and .
- Still, as the 1966 elections showed, an effective campaign nowadays can be ruinously expensive.
- The automakers complain bitterly that bankruptcy would destroy their corporate reputations, turn off customers and be ruinously expensive as well.
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The things that are ruinously wrong in the NFL -- the various denied and obfuscated violences that led to a combined lawsuit featuring more than 4,500 retired NFL players, seeking redress for neurological trauma suffered while playing the game -- reflect the inherent violence in the game.
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- Henry Hyde in Seattle Times
The EU needs a cheaper patent system but above all it needs a technology sector that is free from the ruinously expensive litigation that is strangling the US high-tech industry. While the cost of obtaining an EU patent is high, the cost of... Pieter Hintjens http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pieter_Hintjens&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNE5g1VxZE7gWWmZk3qekSVnPUNHCQ ZDNet UK http://www.google.com/url?q=http://news.zdnet.co.uk/business/0,39020645,39247521,00.htm&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEMsySjA9BEFpwIUymA3QijbwHDHQ Jan 16, 2006
85067 113312 ruinously It would be foolish, not to say ruinously arrogant, to believe that we can determine the future of Iraq," Hyde, chairman of the House International Relations Committee, said yesterday.