from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective reduced to a barren and lifeless state.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of desolate.


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  • China tested its nuclear in desolated region in Xinjiang and France did the same in a no man island.

    Global Voices in English » Chinese people’s reaction to North Korea missile test 2009

  • In such a universal scramble, the Earth will be just plain desolated, because everyone will be striving merely to survive ... regardless of the cost to the environment.

    Old Isaac Asimov Interview 2005

  • Saxons had already made of Canterbury and Anderida, a 'Waste Chester,' that is, a desolated stronghold.

    The History of London Walter Besant 1868

  • As if He had said, A kingdom divided against itself by civil war must be desolated, which is exemplified both in a house and in a city.

    Catena Aurea - Gospel of Mark 1225?-1274 1842

  • Mademoiselle Thérèse was "desolated" to hear that Barbara's visit was really drawing to a close, and assured her aunt that a few more months would make Barbara a "perfect speaker; for I have never known one of your nation of such talent in our language," she declared.

    Barbara in Brittany E. A. Gillie 1907

  • Shriekin 'women an' desolated 'omesteads is what you enjoy, Alf ...,

    Traffics and Discoveries Rudyard Kipling 1900

  • "desolated" by being the arena of conflict between the combatants,

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible 1871

  • But this time, rather than a desolated world, survivors are trapped on a spaceship named “Elysium.”

    PANDORUM DVD Review – 2010

  • My fictional designs were assuredly more modest as compared to what we were forced to negotiate in the desolated reaches we began to cross on foot.

    Locust Valley Breakdown Andrew Edwards 2012

  • Three years before I was engaged in the same manner, and had created a fiend whose unparalleled barbarity had desolated my heart, and filled it for ever with the bitterest remorse.

    Chapter 3 2010


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