- n. Plural form of desolation.
“Divisions commonly end in desolations; if we clash, we break; if we divide one from another, we become an easy prey to a common enemy; much more if we bite and devour one another, shall we be consumed one of another, Gal.v. 15.”
“Whom those resemble that are morose, unsociable, and unconversable, and affect a melancholy retirement; they are like these solitary creatures that take delight in desolations.”
“As soon as Christ was alone with his disciples he gave them a description of those desolations which is recorded in the following chapter, and is so plain, and made such an impression on the”
“Lord '; the' desolations 'that have been made on the' earth '' He has made. ”
“Ignatius would eventually become one of history's great spiritual masters, and he asked his followers to spend a few moments each night recalling the moments in which they felt most alive and worthwhile that day -- consolations -- and those in which they felt the opposite, dead inside and worthless -- desolations.”
“The desolating sacrilege, the "abomination of desolations," an unambiguous reference to Antiochus' rededication of the temple to Zeus Olympus Ba'al Shomem and sacrifice of a pig on the altar.”
“From the embrace of all desolations faith leaps forth.”
“Pillages, desolations, and murders, were the inevitable consequence of these disorders; and that is so true, that in a road of six hundred leagues, during which the Greeks always marched irregularly, being neither escorted nor pursued by any great body of Persian troops, they lost four thousand men, either killed by peasants or by sickness.”
“Come and see the workth of the LORD, the desolations he has brought on the earth.”
“Certainly, in almost every Michael Chabon fiction, there is this vanishing — subtractions, desolations, and abandonments; sinister design and rotten luck.”
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