It was his intemperance which made him deaf to the appeals of Haemon, and which led him to disregard till it was too late the warnings of Teiresias; it was his intemperance which was his ruin .
Ineffective strategic management can bankrupt companies and ruin the careers of chief executives.
But a series of personal disasters and financial ruin triggered a mental disorder that was to turn the father of two into a killer.
The court case has also spelled ruin for Whitehead, who now believes he will lose his job as head of business studies.
Two successive bad harvests brought the risk of ruin .
The project has encountered some objections prompted by concerns that the extension and alterations will ruin the listed building's image.
At least 5 per cent of Britain's livestock population has now been destroyed; many farmers face potential ruin .
the church is a ruin now
Dreverhaven seemingly hinders him at every turn, undermining his successes out of spite, trying to break his will and ruin him financially.
Remember, Japan was the most devastated country in World War II, in terms of the atomic ruin of major cities and the destruction of the old order.