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  • n. Plural form of desolation.


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  • 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.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

  • 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.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • 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

    Sermons on Various Important Subjects

  • Lord '; the' desolations 'that have been made on the' earth '' He has made. '

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Psalms

  • 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.

    Paul Wilkes: Art Of Confession: Jesuit And Buddhist Approaches To Confession

  • 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.

    Intelligently-Designed Narratives: Mythicism as History-Stopper

  • From the embrace of all desolations faith leaps forth.

    Les Miserables

  • 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.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Come and see the workth of the LORD, the desolations he has brought on the earth.

    The Terror

  • Certainly, in almost every Michael Chabon fiction, there is this vanishing — subtractions, desolations, and abandonments; sinister design and rotten luck.

    Meshuga Alaska


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