desolate

[ adjective des-uh-lit; verb des-uh-leyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF desolate

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DESOLATE

Yet all seemed cheerless; for the heart of Paralus was desolate.

He was ashamed to be there—ashamed to meet the desolate and, as he believed, erring sister.

And how desolate was its abandonment, what a stream of silence and solitude it was!

To the cast and north of our hill was an expanse of rolling, desolate wilderness.

All my plans for my work and my life assumed the most gray and desolate hues.

A desolate and lonely craft, the smoke draggled out of her funnel.

I made a world to myself in the solitude of my now desolate feelings.

The desolate loneliness of the old came to him when his old master was gone.

She shall see them beg their bread, and seek it in desolate places!

The "Helen" of the story is a Greek, beautiful, desolate, defiant—pure as snow.

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