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An act or instance of dropping or detonating a bomb somewhere:‘a series of terrorist bombings’
demolition, knocking down, pulling down, tearing down, levelling, felling, dismantling, breaking up, wrecking, ruination, smashing, shattering, blasting, blowing up, dynamiting, bombing, torpedoingView synonyms
- ‘After the bombings, police raided the flat and found the bomb factory.’
- ‘There have been attacks on mosques ranging from windows being broken to petrol bombings.’
- ‘Tommy is also a suspect in a series of bombings in the capital and in the murder of a judge who sentenced him.’
- ‘Lots of police have been killed and injured through these suicide bombings.’
- ‘Yesterday the prime minister described the bombings as an attack on our values as a society.’
- ‘Terrorist bombings ruin a building, many lives and inflict trauma on the witnesses.’
- ‘He's always been mentioned by those who did bombings in the past as their commander.’
- ‘He is believed to have disappeared days before the bombings - possibly to return to Egypt.’
- ‘This sadistic boast has been followed by a savage and shameless campaign of suicide bombings.’
- ‘The recent bombings were necessary to safeguard the planes patrolling the no-fly zones.’
- ‘There is another battle going on that is a long way from the bombings and fighting on the frontline.’
- ‘Has that world really been rendered permanently obsolete by the terrorist bombings?’
- ‘And the bombings brought the whole question of the war to the front of the debate.’
- ‘These will remember the victims and survivors of the bombings that brought an end to World War Two.’
- ‘There is speculation that there could be a series of simultaneous bombings across the country.’
- ‘This was the beginning of modern warfare, with its bombings of civilians and lethal gases.’
- ‘Police have been unable to ascertain why the hate crime levels have decreased since the bombings.’
- ‘It is easy to dismiss terrorist bombings in far away countries as being unimportant to us.’
- ‘Twice inside a week the terrorists have carried out bombings in the heart of a major European city.’
- ‘On being asked to leave he accused the shopkeeper of being a terrorist and playing a part in the bombings.’
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