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Nothing beats hauling your truckload of beer coolers and puffy mattresses and folding chairs and half-cord of split pine into the hinterland and setting up a free campsite on some desolate piece of ground and proceeding to do nothing for a few days.
DO I HAVE TO SHARE MY CAMPSITE?SUNDOGJUNE 3, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
I have to close my eyes to picture how desolate my neighborhood looked last year, with most everything closed and the near-constant wail of ambulances in the background.
HERE'S THE ONE POST-PANDEMIC RESOLUTION I WANT TO KEEPSUSANNA SCHROBSDORFFMAY 23, 2021TIME
This one sits high atop a desolate moor overlooking Maud’s seaside town and its even bleaker cheap carnival atmosphere.
ONE GOOD THING: THE GORGEOUS HORROR MOVIE ST. MAUD FINDS RELIGIOUS ECSTASY IN SELF-DESTRUCTIONAJA ROMANOMAY 14, 2021VOX
The real tragedy of Ethan Winters is that despite the game’s every effort to portray him as a desolate vessel for the player, his dogged, dumb persistence finally allowed a part of himself to pierce through.
THE REAL TRAGEDY OF ETHAN WINTERS, RESIDENT EVIL’S ‘VILLAGE’ IDIOTGENE PARKMAY 14, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The novel, an enormous influence on modern zombie horror, channels Atomic Age anxiety by depicting formerly bustling neighborhoods as newly desolate.
POLITICS AND THE PANDEMIC HAVE CHANGED HOW WE IMAGINE CITIESJOANNE MCNEILAPRIL 28, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
The desolate climate of the Arctic has historically made it a place of little economic significance.
THE CLIMATE CHANGE CASH GRABSEAN CULLIGANAPRIL 10, 2021OZY
Philip Welsh’s simple life hampers search for his killer Deep inside a desolate courthouse, 12 jurors perform civic duty during the pandemic
PHONY POLICE OFFICERS SCAM $1.5 MILLION FROM MARYLAND RESIDENTSDAN MORSEOCTOBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The desolate advertising market has presented a catastrophe for publishers across the media landscape.
‘UNSTOPPABLE INNOVATOR’: THE METEORIC RISE OF MEREDITH KOPIT LEVIEN, THE NEXT NEW YORK TIMES CEOSTEVEN PERLBERGAUGUST 19, 2020DIGIDAY
I didn’t know it was there until one night, when I was sitting in the passenger seat and he pulled off on a desolate exit of Interstate 280.
WHEN JESUS FREAKS GO BADEUGENE ROBINSONAUGUST 6, 2020OZY
When she heard it there came before her imagination the figure of a man standing beside a desolate rock on the seashore.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
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WORDS RELATED TO DESOLATE

  • austere
  • bare
  • blank
  • blighted
  • bombed
  • burned
  • chilly
  • cleared
  • cold
  • deforested
  • desert
  • deserted
  • desolate
  • dreary
  • exposed
  • flat
  • gaunt
  • grim
  • open
  • raw
  • scorched
  • stripped
  • unpopulated
  • unsheltered
  • weather-beaten
  • wild
  • windswept
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