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The roads are empty, the fields are deserted, the houses of entertainment are closed.

Nor will he pass "the hollow-sounding bittern" of the Deserted Village.

Outside the village street was deserted; there was no one to listen.

They say he had angry words with his wife--your Daisy--before he deserted her.

He fell in with 3000 of the enemy; and, as soon as he came near enough, deserted to them.

The self-command which Philip had obtained for a while deserted him when he was without the house.

Think of the philosophers who deserted the College of Heliopolis for Alexandria!

On reaching it he found it deserted, and was obliged to continue his journey.

He took it as an omen that the wilderness was deserted, and his confidence was strong.

And what would you think of me if I deserted you then, af-after all y-you've done?

WORD ORIGIN

"to leave one's duty," late 14c., from Old French deserter (12c.) "leave," literally "undo or sever connection," from Late Latin desertare, frequentative of Latin deserere "to abandon, to leave, forsake, give up, leave in the lurch," from de- "undo" (see de-) + serere "join together, put in a row" (see series). Military sense is first recorded 1640s. Related: Deserted; deserting.

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