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.

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

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

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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